Identifying the Role of Violence Prevention in the Post-2015 Global Agenda
May 12, 2016 - May 13, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Keck Center (Room 100) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
||Global Health, Children and Families, Substance Use and Mental Health
Forum on Global Violence Prevention
Board on Global Health, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, DBASSE Committee on Law and Justice
Adopted by global
leaders in September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) build upon
the success of the eight anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals adopted and
in 2000 and supported globally through 2015. The 17 goals and 169 targets are expansive
in their reach and will require collaborative, transnational efforts in the
coming years if targets are to be achieved. Violence features prominently in
many of the goals themselves, either explicitly within selected targets and
goals or in more subtle ways as potential mitigating factors to the ultimate
success of a given target or goal.
On May 12-13, 2016,
The Forum on Global Violence Prevention will hold a 2-day workshop to explore
and illuminate the ways in which violence prevention efforts fit into the
global agenda and to begin to identify the ways in which the governments
(including the U.S.), non-profits, multilaterals, and NGOs, and industry
leaders can engage in and advance the violence prevention as a priority within
the post-2015 agenda. Workshop presentations and discussions will pull from a
broad variety of disciplines and perspectives, including the public health,
research, government, human rights, policy, and non-profit sectors."
The workshop is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is
required to attend. This workshop will be available online via live video webcast
for those unable to attend in-person.
To register click here or use the Register button
found at the top of this webpage.
A preliminary agenda for the workshop will be posted on this webpage as
soon as it becomes available.