UPEACE participates and supports the creation of a ‘Network of Knowledge on Public Safety’

 

  • The objective of this network is contribute to a deeper understanding of the problem of violence and crime that affects countries in the region.

26 April, 2016. San Salvador. An important group of intellectuals from Central America and the Dominican Republic, rectors of 6 Universities, and representatives of different academic organizations of the United States, held a two-day meeting (25-26 of April) with the aim of uniting efforts to push forward the expansion of knowledge and the creation of new information on public safety.

During the meeting the parts agreed to establish working processes through the creation of a ‘Network of Knowledge on Public Safety’. The objective of this network is to promote the development of coordinated and collaborative efforts that contribute to a deeper understanding of the problem of violence and crime that affects countries in the region, as an input for the design, implementation support and monitoring of public policies.

Throughout the two days the participants presented different researches and training programs on citizen security that are being developed in the region; likewise, they reflected on the challenges that exist to address the problem of violence and crime that directly damages the core of rights that are the basis of Human Rights.

This initiative is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), together with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Project "Information Management based on evidence for public safety in Central America and the Dominican Republic", InfoSegura.

In the discussion participated directors of the FLACSO Offices of El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Honduras, and representatives of FLACSO Dominican Republic and Panama; the Rector of the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA); the Rector of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras; rectors of Universidad Rafael Landívar and Rector of the University for Peace, Dr. Francisco Rojas Aravena. As well as, academics from the Open Society Foundation, Wilson Center and the Florida International University; and representatives of some aid agencies that implement projects in the region.

 

For the complete note by UNDP (spanish only), you can click the following link: http://bit.ly/1WXqOzO 

 

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