Geneva Forum

1. Building agendas around new and emerging issues in arms control and disarmament. 2. Supporting ongoing arms control and disarmament negotiations. 3. Promoting the implementation of arms control and disarmament agreements.

To contribute to international peace and security by building partnerships among and between governments, international organisations and NGOs on disarmament and arms control issues of common concern.

  • Civil Society
  • Civilian Small Arms Control
  • Community Conflict Resolution
  • DDR
  • Defence Institutions
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Humanitarian Protection
  • Law Enforcement Institutions
  • Mine Action
  • Security Sector Governance

Civilian Small Arms Control

Between 50.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
  • Capacity and development training
  • Policy advice
  • Research and policy development
Description of activities
The Geneva Forum organises orientations on small arms control aimed at diplomats recently arrived in Geneva. Our regular lunchtime seminars also bring diplomats up-to-date with the latest research findings. / Primarily Geneva-based.
The Geneva Forum partners and staff provide expert inputs to international conferences on small arms control as well as advice to indivicual governments when requested. / Primarily Geneva-based.
Through the "Geneva Process on Small Arms," the Geneva Forum provides a space for governments, international organisations and NGOs to advance implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms. / Primarily Geneva-based.

Humanitarian Protection

The capacity to reach out across the government/non-governmental divide creates further or strengthens existing channels of awareness-raising.
Between 50.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
    Description of activities
    Awareness-raising though public events, seminars and conferences
    Awareness-raising though public events, seminars and conferences

    Human Rights

    To try and bring together the disarmament and human rights/humanitarian fields; to look at disarmament as a form of human rights protection
    Between 50.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
    • Research and policy development
    Description of activities
    This is a cross-cutting concern/focus in Geneva Forum activities
    • Europe
      • Western Europe
        • Switzerland
    • Americas
      • North America
        • United States of America
    Geneva Forum
    Avenue de la Paix 11a
    Geneva CH-1202
    Other
    More than 10 years
    Between 250.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
    1.5
    Avenue de la Paix 11a
    Geneva CH-1202
    Headquarters

    Geneva office is the only office of the Geneva Forum. It conducts all the work of the initiative.

    1.5
    Dr
    Silvia Cattaneo
    Coordinator
    Dr. Silvia Cattaneo
    Coordinator
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    Network

    Control Arms

    Type: 
    Informal
    Type: 
    Other
    Other: 
    NGO coalition
    Main purpose: 
    Policy
    Geographical scope: 
    Other
    Other: 
    Global (based in London)
    Description: 

    NGO / The Geneva Forum cooperates with Control Arms but is not itself a member. The Control Arms Campaign advocates a legally binding multilateral treaty to regulate the global arms trade. It is led by Oxfam, Amnesty International and IANSA

    Group of Interested States in Practical Disarmament Measures

    Type: 
    Informal
    Type: 
    Governments
    Description: 

    The Group of Interested States in Practical Disarmament Measures is a New York-based informal grouping of States, led by Germany, that matches needs with resources in implementing practical disarmament projects, including on small arms.

    International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)

    Type: 
    Informal
    Type: 
    Other
    Other: 
    NGO umbrella
    Main purpose: 
    Other
    Other: 
    Advocacy/campaigning
    Geographical scope: 
    Other
    Other: 
    Global (based in London headquarters)
    Description: 

    NGO / The Geneva Forum cooperates with this NGO coalition but is not itself a member. IANSA is a coalition of over 700 NGOs in 100 countries working to reduce gun violence.

    Partnership

    Without name

    Description: 

    and Peacebuilding (CCDP) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the