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

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.
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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Central American
state authorities
BCPR/UNDP various governmental entities civil society