International Expert Conference - Reviewing the State of Safety in Cities: Maison de la Paix - Geneva, 26-27 June 2017

Monday, 26 June 2017 (All day) - Tuesday, 27 June 2017 (All day)
A new strategic landscape requires new solutions for city leaders that cut across knowledge and best practice, and strengthen partnerships for sustainable development and safe inclusive urbanization.

About the conference

The conference Reviewing the State of Safety in Cities: Partnerships and Solutions for Localized Implementation has the overall aim of matching knowledge and experience about “what works” with identified needs to foster safe and inclusive cities. The Conference specifically focuses on the situation of state of safety in small and medium cities and has been structured to elaborate a working agenda for inter-sessional processes in preparation of the next biannual conference in June 2019. The agenda focuses specifically on four working themes that are structured also several guiding questions (see preliminary agenda below).


UN-Habitat's Safer Cities Prorgamme and Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, in collaboration with members of the Coordination Core Group including the United Nations Office at Geneva; the International Committee of the Red Cross; the United Nations Development Programme; the Graduate Institute's Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding; the Geneva International Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces; and the Small Arms Survey.

Preliminary programme

Expert conference - Reviewing the state of safety in cities - 22 June.pdf

Target audience

Senior expert level of city or national administrations, community organizations, international organizations, academia, think tanks or other specialized entities


Registration for this event is now closed.

Travel/Visa support

The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and UN-Habitat are not in the position to fund travel expenses or facilitate any visa proceedures to attend this confernece.