• Tuesday 18 Oct 2016
  • Addressing crime in cities, linking Agenda 2030 and the New Urban Agenda

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room B
    Lead Organizations:
    • UN-Women,
    • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC),
    • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
    Speakers:

    By bringing together a panel of eminent persons representing Member States and United Nations entities, the event will aim to: - Highlight the importance of sustainable development goals 5, 11 and 16 and the safety and security components of the New Urban Agenda; - Emphasize the need for addressing root causes of crime and violence at the local level, including through close cooperation between different sectors and levels of government and local communities; - Inform participants on the technical assistance that United Nations entities can provide, including United Nations-system-wide Guidelines on Safer Cities, tailored programmes to enhance women’s safety in cities, and support for evidence-based crime and violence prevention, including policy guidance to address the link between transnational organised crime and local vulnerabilities; - Encourage the sharing of best practices in this field amongst United Nations agencies and Member States.