Thursday, June 7, 2007

Less armed violence, more development

When it comes to development, governments are getting better at setting concrete goals for cooperation.

Today, 42 governments adopted the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, hosted by the UNDP and the government of Switzerland.

If we are to have a chance of achieving the MDGs, we have to take an active interest in combating the illicit trade in small arms. The Geneva Declaration on armed violence and development, which we adopt this afternoon, clearly states our objective: Reduce armed violence by 2015.
Click here to read the Declaration.