AOAV's Key Research Papers

Top 100: The most influential people in armed violence reduction

In 2011, at least 526,000 people died violent deaths around the world. Over three-quarters of these occurred in non-conflict settings. A wide range of people around the globe are working to change this depressing reality. But who are these men and women who have dedicated their lives to making the world a safer place? Members of AOAV staff have come together to select 100 people who are outstanding examples of those trying to change the world for the better.

UN officials

Nobel Peace Prize laureates

NGO and not-for-profit leaders

Academics & think tank members

Legal figures



Journalists, bloggers & writers


Representatives of intergovernmental organisations


Government officials