Conference "Global Strategies to Reduce Violence by 50% in the Next 30 Years"
18-19 September 2014 at King's College, Cambridge
The 2014 Global Violence Reduction Conference is jointly organised by the Prevention of Violence Unit of the World Health Organization and the Violence Research Centre of the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. The conference will convene 150 global experts in violence prevention from academia and major international and philanthropic organisations. It invites participants to discuss what needs to been done in order to achieve a sustained reduction in interpersonal and political violence across the world over the coming three decades. Where should resources be invested? What knowledge is required from researchers? What should national governments and international organisations do? In addressing these questions it will explicitly aim to identify commonalities between different manifestations of violence and find synergies between various violence reduction strategies. It will engage leading specialists from economics, political science, public health, psychology, prevention science and criminology with policy makers in a debate on what is needed to achieve this goal.
We are grateful to the UBS Optimus Foundation for making this conference possible with their generous support.