The headquarters of the United Nations in New York hosted an international meeting of mayors and national and international figures in order to develop a common agenda for making cities crime- and violence-free.
The event was held within the framework of the Steering Committee for the Global Network of Safer Cities, an initiative promoted by UN-Habitat to help local authorities and urban actors guarantee public safety.
The event concluded with a statement on future actions to strengthen the role of local authorities and guarantee urban safety, focussing on the most vulnerable and threatened sectors of the population and improving urban planning, management and governance.
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