Nine out of ten violent deaths occur outside conflicts. 


The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development strives to achieve measurable reductions in the global burden of armed violence by 2015.

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The new edition of the Global Burden of Armed Violence 2015: Every Body Counts was launched in May 2015. The report examines how a comprehensive approach to violent deaths can serve to track progress towards a peace and security goal.

Within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Goal 16 focuses on peaceful and inclusive societies, access to justice, and accountable institutions. The work conducted in the measurability pillar of the GD will be an asset for the implementation of Goal 16. 

The Handbook Implementing the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development provides clear and user-friendly suggestions, as well as relevant resources.