The impact of armed violence is significant in both conflict and non-conflict settings. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development places arms control, peace and security squarely within the scope of prevention and development thinking and actions. Building on this Agenda, UNIDIR, together with partners, has initiated research to brings new insights into good practices and lessons-learned for integrating conventional arms control into preventative thinking and actions in achieving sustainable development. This commentary, prepared by the Igarapé Institute, contributes to this research effort by examining how addressing the supply and demand for arms can help reduce armed violence.

Teaser: SDG 16 - Arms Control to Reduce Violence, Prevent Conflict and Advance Sustainable Development

Citation: Robert Muggah and Katherine Aguirre (2019) "Building the Bridge To Reduce Armed Violence: Disrupt the Supply and Demand for Arms and Ammunition", UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland.