Addressing Armed Violence

The Oslo Commitments on Armed Violence was adopted on 12 May 2010, by more than 60 states at a conference co-hosted in Geneva by Norway and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

By endorsing the Commitments, states pledged to better monitor and record armed violence; recognize its victims’ rights and support victims through the provision of adequate care and rehabilitation; better integrate armed violence into development plans at all levels of government; and strengthen international cooperation and assistance to prevent and reduce armed violence.