GPM Resolution on Reducing Violence in Cities

Background Information

To align to the UN General Assembly’s focus on reducing urban violence and to deliver the Sustainable Development Goal 16 – “to reduce violence everywhere” – together with Pathfinders and the Peace in Our Cities Campaign, the GPM has partnered to reach out to mayors, cities, international organisations and city networks from all over the world to drive a global city-led violence reduction agenda. Mayor Marvin Rees of Bristol has led the resolution as rapporteur together with Robert Muggah, expert and Co-Chair of the GPM Advisory Committee. “To speed up achievement of SDG16, and promote inclusive economic development, our resolution sets out 11 basic commitments to deliver safety and security in cities. These commitments are informed by science and good practice, and have been developed by experts from around the world,” said Mayor Marvin Rees of Bristol. The resolution on violence reduction has been supported by over 50 mayors from around the world and counting. “We put forward this resolution in response to the violence we continue to see in our global cities. In many places, Covid-19 has accelerated many of the drivers of conflict, crime, and interpersonal violence – especially violence against woman and children, ” said Mayor Marvin Rees of Bristol. The deadline for signing is Friday 25th September 2020 as we will present this resolution to the UN Secretary General on 1st October 2020.​ Read the final urge from Mayor Marvin Rees here, to join the resolution. Contact gpm@denhaag.nl if you want to join the Resolution on Violence Reduction.

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Mayors Supporting the Resolution

Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh
Amman, Jordan

Mayor Rohey Malik Lowe
Banjul, The Gambia

Mayor Alec von Graffenried
Bern, Switzerland

Mayor Juan Maria Aburto
Bilbao, Spain

Mayor Ricardo Rio
Braga, Portugal

Mayor Adrian Schrinner
Brisbane, Australia 

Mayor Dirk de Fauw
Brugge, Belgium

Mayor Marvin Rees
Bristol, United Kingdom

Mayor Gergely Karácsony
Budapest, Hungary

Mayor Dan Plato
Cape Town, South Africa

Mayor Emil Boc
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Mayor Steve Benjamin
Columbia, USA

Mayor Nan Whaley
Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda
Durban, South Africa

Mayor Thomas Geisel
Dusseldorf, Germany

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Mayor Aleksandra Maria Dulkiewicz
Gdansk, Poland

Mayor Mathias De Clercq
Ghent, Belgium

Mayor Lutfi Haziri
Gjlan, Kosovo

Mayor Einat Kalisch-Rotem
Haifa, Israel

Mayor Grace Mary Mugasa
Hoima, Uganda 

Mayor Taysir Abu Snienah
Hebron (Al Khalel), Palestine

Mayor David Balaba
Iganga, Uganda 

Mayor Ibrahim Janko Sanneh
Janjangbureh, The Gambia

Mayor Erias Lukwago Ssalongo
Kampala, Uganda

Mayor Marcin Krupa
Katowice, Poland

Mayor Jawara Saihou
Kuntaur Area Council, The Gambia

Mayor Zoran Janković
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mayor Peter Soulsby
Leicester, England

Mayor Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles, USA

Mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida Navasqüés
Madrid, Spain

Mayor Hélder Sousa Silva
Mafra, Portugal 

Mayor Peter Kurz
Mannheim, Germany

Mayor Jefferson Koijee
Monrovia, Liberia

Mayor Regina Bakitte
Nansana, Uganda

Mayor Geoffrey Ngiriker
Nebbi, Uganda 

Mayor Constantinos Yiorkadjis
Nicosia, Cyprus

Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz
Newham, United Kingdom

Mayor Itambi Tagyen Andrew
Njikwa, Cameroon

Mayor Leoluca Orlando
Palermo, Italy

Mayor Bill Peduto
Pittsburgh, USA 

Mayor Mohamed Sadiki
Rabat, Marocco

Mayor Vojko Obersnel
Rijeka, Croatia

Mayor Bryan Barnett
Rochester Hills, United States of America

Mayor Felipe Alessandri Vergara
Santiago, Chile 

Mayor Basilio Horta
Sintra, Portugal 

Mayor Landing B. Sanneh
Soma Town, The Gambia

Mayor Ko Wen-je
Tapei, Taiwan

Mayor Ahmet Ataç
Tepebasi, Turkey

Mayor Lisa Helps
Victoria BC, Canada

Mayor Baikuntha Nath Neupane
Vyas, Nepal

Mayor Jacek Sutryk
Wroclaw, Poland

Organisations Supporting the Resolution