Geneva Declaration
On Armed Violence and Development
Mine Action Support for AVR,
What Role for National Mine Action Autho...
What is the Geneva Declaration?
The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence
and Development (GD) is a political
instrument de...
The Declaration’s Aim
Geneva Declaration
To achieve “measurable reductions in the
global burden of armed violence and
tang...
What is armed violence?
“Armed violence is the intentional use of
illegitimate force (actual or threatened)
with arms or e...
Three Main Directions of Work
• Measuring and Monitoring
• Advocacy and Diplomatic Initiatives
• Programming
Working to br...
INNOVATIVE APPROACHES
TO PREVENT AND REDUCE
ARMED VIOLENCE EXIST.
Instruments Agents
Institutions
Individuals,
communities,
societies affected by
armed violence
Local
National
Regional
Glo...
CATEGORIZING ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND
REDUCE ARMED VIOLENCE
Source: OECD 2011
MINE ACTION AND AVRP
Mine / ERWs
Clearance
Destruction of
ammunition
Direct AVRP
ASM /PSSM
Indirect AVRP
General programmi...
MINE ACTION AUTHORITIES AND AVRP
SALW
AVRP
PSSM / ASM ?
Mine action authorities operate with a clear
politically agreed mandate, and treaty-given
goal. Their job is "technical."
...
AVRP
Programming
Institutional
Capacities
for AVRPInclusive
Approach
Multi-partner
cooperation
Multi
Sector
Approach
Evide...
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Presentation made by Luigi De Martino for the the GD on 12 April 2013.
GICHD Side Event at the 16th International Meeting of National Mine Action Programme Directors and UN Advisors
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Mine Action Support for Armed Violence Reduction, What Role for National Mine Action Authorities?

  1. 1. Geneva Declaration On Armed Violence and Development Mine Action Support for AVR, What Role for National Mine Action Authorities? 12.04.2013
  2. 2. What is the Geneva Declaration? The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development (GD) is a political instrument developed within a diplomatic initiative bridging disarmament and development processes. As of today, 112 states have endorsed the Geneva Declaration
  3. 3. The Declaration’s Aim Geneva Declaration To achieve “measurable reductions in the global burden of armed violence and tangible improvements in human security by 2015”
  4. 4. What is armed violence? “Armed violence is the intentional use of illegitimate force (actual or threatened) with arms or explosives, against a person, group, community, or state, that undermines people-centered security and sustainable development” Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development Mines, ERWs falls under the weapons covered by the Declaration’s scope
  5. 5. Three Main Directions of Work • Measuring and Monitoring • Advocacy and Diplomatic Initiatives • Programming Working to bring the AVR agenda in relevant international processes Collect and share experiences of effective armed violence reduction and prevention initiatives Support the development of monitoring tools and capacities for monitoring
  6. 6. INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO PREVENT AND REDUCE ARMED VIOLENCE EXIST.
  7. 7. Instruments Agents Institutions Individuals, communities, societies affected by armed violence Local National Regional Global People Both formal institutions of governance and informal (traditional and cultural) norms, rules and practices Source: OECD 2011 Perpetrators of armed violence and motivations for aquisition and misuse of arms ARMED VIOLENCE REDUCTION AND PREVENTION Availability and distribution of SALW, ammunition, mines, ERWs and factors affecting their supply
  8. 8. CATEGORIZING ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND REDUCE ARMED VIOLENCE Source: OECD 2011
  9. 9. MINE ACTION AND AVRP Mine / ERWs Clearance Destruction of ammunition Direct AVRP ASM /PSSM Indirect AVRP General programming
  10. 10. MINE ACTION AUTHORITIES AND AVRP SALW AVRP PSSM / ASM ?
  11. 11. Mine action authorities operate with a clear politically agreed mandate, and treaty-given goal. Their job is "technical." MINE ACTION AUTHORITIES AND AVRP AVR its not (only) a technical exercise. Violence is "productive" for some social, political and economic actors, and AVR is not a neutral process that is always locally-led. Implementing political frameworks (PoA) makes things much more difficult. AVR is even more complex and "unsupported." Multi‐partner co‐operation and coordination is needed among governmental authorities and civil society, national agencies, and regional organizations; Technical – Political
  12. 12. AVRP Programming Institutional Capacities for AVRPInclusive Approach Multi-partner cooperation Multi Sector Approach Evidence Based Programs Source: OECD 2011 KEY ATTRIBUTES OF PROMISING AVRP PRACTICES
  13. 13. www.genevadeclaration.org Thank you

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