In focus: Diego Gorgal, Vice-President of the Deliberation Board of Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires

Diego Gorgal is an Argentinian lawyer, councillor in the municipal government. He also serves as the Vice-President of the Deliberation Board of Almirante Brown, a partido of the Buenos Aires province. AOAV: Can you tell us a little bit about Almirante Brown? What problems did – or does – the neighbourhood have? Diego Gorgal: This neighbourhood emerged […]

In focus: Maximo Halty, Chief Technical Advisor of the UNDP Crisis and Risk Mapping and Analysis, Sudan

Maximo Halty, Chief Technical Advisor of the UNDP’s Crisis and Risk Mapping and Analysis (CRMA) in Sudan explains the project’s approach of collaborating with all UN agencies, NGOs and national bodies to identify, geo-reference, digitise and consolidate existing  information relevant for recovery and development activities. AOAV: What is the UNDP Crisis and Risk Mapping and Analysis […]

Seymour M. Hersh

Seymour M. Hersh is a regular contributor for The New Yorker magazine. During his long career he has written extensively on security and military matters. Hersh established himself as a prominent investigative journalist thirty-five years ago when he broke the news of the 1968 massacre at My Lai, Vietnam. His reporting on the massacre won […]

AOAV condemns use of excessive force on Egyptian protestors

The world watched in horror yesterday as the Egyptian military violently attacked supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi who were occupying points in Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt. While the day’s death toll is still unclear, it is at least 525 at latest count and still rising. AOAV unequivocally condemns the Egyptian Army’s tactics, particularly […]

In focus: Wim Zwijnenburg, Policy Advisor Security & Disarmament at IKV Pax Christi

Wim Zwijnenburg, Policy Advisor for Security & Disarmament at IKV Pax Christi, explains the Dutch civil society organisation’s role in armed violence reduction. What is IKV Pax Christi? IKV Pax Christi has a sixty-year history in peace work. In 2007 it combined the strengths of the Dutch Interchurch Peace Council (IKV, 1966) and Pax Christi Netherlands (1948, a member of […]

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers Academic at the University of Bradford Paul Rogers is a leading academic at the University of Bradford and a Professor at the Peace Studies Department. He has written extensively on the changing causes of conflict, political violence and Middle East security. Bradford was the first university to establish a peace studies department and […]

Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah Research Director and Program coordinator for violence reduction at Igarapé Institute Robert Muggah is the Research Director at the Igarapé Institute, a Brazilian think tank focusing on security and development and a Principal of the SecDev group, an operational consultancy. He has written extensively on the issue of armed violence including research on […]

Theresa Hitchens

Theresa Hitchens Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is an autonomous body within the UN tasked with assisting the international community in finding and implementing solutions to disarmament and security challenges. They produce research on weapons of mass destruction, small arms and light weapons, and emerging […]

Jakkie Cilliers

Jakkie Cilliers Executive Director African Institute for Security Studies The Institute for Security Studies is a leading think tank dedicated to advancing human security in Africa. Co-founded by Jakkie Cilliers in 1990, it has offices in South Africa, Ethiopia, Senegal and Kenya. Current programs and projects include work on security sector reform in Africa, arms […]

Prince El Hassan Bin Talal

Prince El Hassan Bin Talal Member of the Jordanian Royal Family Prince El Hassan Bin Talal is a member of the Jordanian Royal Family and an influential humanitarian. Prince Hassan has joined and founded multiple projects that have worked to promote peace and non-violence throughout the world. His interests include security, dialogue and multilateralism. He […]

Luis Alberto Moreno

Luis Alberto Moreno President of the Inter-American Development Bank Luis Moreno has been president of the Inter-American Development Bank since 2005. The bank seeks to reduce poverty and social inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean. As well as providing loans, the bank offers grants, technical assistance, and carries out research. One of their priorities […]

Outline template for national reports on security and armed violence

This outline provides examples of the type of information that can be used by countries when competing the national report.