Project:   Enhancing Multi-sectoral responses to Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention in Central America
     
Description:  

UN-LiREC assists Central American States in enhancing multi-sectoral approaches to preventing and reducing armed violence, as well as widening the spectrum of actors linked to combating armed violence. Importance is placed on creating support for national whole-of-government responses, as well as sustaining a platform for dialogue and exchange at the sub-regional level.

The three States of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras will be the focus of UN-LiREC activities in the field of armed violence reduction in the Central American sub-region and will be comprised of the following:

Three national seminars on enhancing multi-sectoral responses for armed violence reduction and prevention in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras); and
One sub-regional seminar for governmental representatives from Central America (SICA) and neighbouring countries, civil society organizations, and UN programmes and agencies to discuss the lessons-learned, best practices and experiences in the development of national action plans to counter the scourge of armed violence.
     
Objectives:  
Assist the three most affected countries in Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) to bridge the gap between development and security by enhancing synchronized whole-of-government efforts and multi-sectoral approaches on armed violence reduction and prevention, and enhance multi-sectoral responses to reduce and prevent armed violence
Assist these three countries in the development of national policies, strategies and programmes for armed violence reduction and prevention
Increase inter-regional cooperation in Central America among governments, international organizations, civil society and development cooperation agencies
     
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Partners:  
           
Central American
state authorities
BCPR/UNDP various governmental entities civil society
organizations
     
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