United Nations – UN

The New Urban Agenda: sustainable urban development for safer cities

Paris, October 2016 – From 17 to 20 October 2016, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development (Habitat III), in Quito, Ecuador, will adopt the New Urban Agenda (NUA), which defines new guidelines for designing urban policies worldwide … More

100 Promising Practices on Safer Cities, a report by Efus and the International Crime Prevention Centre (ICPC)

As part of the World Urban Forum which took place in Medellin, Colombia, mid 2014, UN-Habitat commissioned the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) and the International Crime Prevention Centre (ICPC) to collect 100 promising practices on safer cities. Since … More

Local & Regional authorities engaged in the fight of violence against women

Paris, 25th November 2014 – On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, marked as a day against gender-based violence by activists since 1981, the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) reaffirms that women’s rights … More

The work of Efus presented at the regional conference of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development

  Geneva, Switzerland, 8-9 July 2014 – The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development is a diplomatic initiative aimed at addressing the interrelations between armed violence and development. It supports States and civil society actors to achieve measurable reductions … More

The United Nations and the World Tourism Organisation launch the “Be a responsible traveller” initiative

  Paris, March 2014- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Unesco and the World Tourism Organisation launched the “Be a responsible traveller” campaign to encourage tourists travelling abroad to be aware of situations when they should be … More

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