Reviewing the State of Safety in Cities: Partnerships and Solutions for Localized Implementation - Maison de la Paix and Palais de Nations - Geneva, 26-28 June 2017

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Monday, 26 June 2017 (All day) - Wednesday, 28 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. Key questions of this Conference include: How to reduce crime, violence and insecurity in cities? How to scale and replicate what works? How to build cross-cutting partnerships to co-produce safe and inclusive cities? What are new resource mobilization models to finance and scale effective programmes, initiatives and policies? What monitoring mechanisms are necessary to track progress? The confernece is the first of a biennial conference series in Geneva and is part of UN-Habitat’s Global Partnership Initiative on Urban Safety. These activities aim to facilitate stronger partnerships – including through the establishment of a Geneva Cities Forum – between local and national governments, international organizations, academia and other relevant stakeholders to ensure commitment to sustainable development and urbanization over the next 15 years.

Organizers

Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and UN-Habitat's Safer Cities Prorgamme, 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

Invitation and draft agenda.pdf

Target audience

26-27 June: Senior expert level of city or national administrations, community organizations, international organizations, academia, think tanks or other specialized entities

28 June:  Senior expert level and representatives of UN Member States and International Organizations

Attandance - please submit your expressions of interest

Representatives at the senior level of city or national administrations, community organizations, international organizations, academia, think tanks or other specialized entities are welcome to send an expression of interest to attend the confernece to Egriselda Gonzalez López, Focal Point, Building Peace in Urban Settings, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform: egriselda.gonzalez@graduateinstitute.ch.

Travel 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.