The Peace in Our Cities campaign seeks to create concrete, participatory, and evidence-based platforms for progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16, with an initial focus on SDG16.1 (to significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere). To launch the campaign, a coalition of early adoption cities, sub-national authorities and thematic partners will sign a Peace in Our Cities SDG16 Action Pledge this September on the International Day of Peace. By signing the pledge, cities and other partners are agreeing to participate in a 12-month Action Committee designed to explore lessons learned and best practices regarding reducing and preventing violence at the municipal / city level.
By joining the SDG16 Action Committee mayors and partners will be leading global momentum towards reducing global violence – one of the most critical crises of our time and shaping a city-to-city collaboration framework to develop and drive global best practice for SDG16.1 and SDG16+.
The 12-month Peace in Our Cities Action Committee will spend the year discussing best practices in reducing and preventing violence at the municipal / city level. The Action Committee will produce a report at the end of year one outlining global momentum towards reducing global violence – one of the most critical crises of our time and the rules and mechanisms for a successful a city-to-city collaboration framework to drive global achievement of SDG16.1 and SDG16+.