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Amsterdam Civil Society Conference on Armed Violence

In January 2011, 34 representatives of civil society organisations and independent experts met in Amsterdam to share experiences on how to address the problem of armed violence.

Two main questions were addressed:

  • How governments, in collaboration with other actors, can strengthen national systems to measure and monitor armed violence; and
  • How understanding the rights and needs of armed violence victims and survivors can lead to more effective assistance.

The Conference established two separate sets of principles, one on measurement and monitoring and one on victim assistance.

To read the full statement and the set of principles on armed violence monitoring and measurement elaborated by the civil society at the Amsterdam Conference, please download: Statement and principles from the Amsterdam conference on armed violence-measurement and monitoring, January 2011