Geneva Declaration Outputs

Submitted by Olivia Denonville on 21 September, 2021

The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development was a diplomatic initiative aimed at addressing the interrelations between armed violence and development. Launched in 2006 by UNDP and Switzerland, the Geneva Declaration strived to achieve measurable reductions in the global burden of armed violence and improvements in human security by 2015. With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under Agenda 2030, a key goal of the Geneva Declaration was fulfilled and it ceased to be an active political process.

Still Not There: Global Violent Deaths Scenarios, 2019–30

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 26 March, 2021

The year 2018 was characterized by a decrease in lethal violence in several of the world’s hotspots, primarily due to a significant de-escalation of the armed conflicts in Iraq, Myanmar, South Sudan, and Syria. The homicide rate also decreased marginally due to population growth outpacing the nominal increase in killings between 2017 and 2018.

Counting Casualties: Operationalizing SDG Indicator 16.1.2 in Libya

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

Although Libya's estimated rate of violent deaths is still far below those of Syria and several Central American nations, it remains significant, ranking eighth globally for 2016. This unenviable situation is symptomatic of the ongoing turmoil and instability facing the country since 2011.

Tracking Conflict-Related Deaths: A Preliminary Overview of Monitoring Systems

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

Tracking Conflict-Related Deaths – A Preliminary Overview of Monitoring Systems aims to contribute to the development of a standardized methodology for tracking the number of people who are killed in armed conflict. This, in the context of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of which Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 16.1 specifies to ‘[s]ignificantly reduce all forms of violence and related deaths everywhere’.

A Gendered Analysis of Violent Deaths (Research Note 63)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

In the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Small Arms Survey presents a study of available information on violent deaths, disaggregated by sex. A Gendered Analysis of Violent Deaths assesses variations in the risk of violent death for men and women in conflict and non-conflict settings. It finds that in some high-income countries, more women than men die violently every year, and that intimate partner violence remains a problem even when overall homicide rates decrease.