Cities Unite Against Crime

Por Dialogo
julho 01, 2010



Mayors from across Latin America and the Caribbean are part of a new Cities
Alliance for Citizen Security that combines best practices for violence and crime
prevention. Bogotá Mayor Samuel Moreno and the Inter-American Development Bank
hosted an event in the Colombian capital this year to form the group to ad- dress
issues of homicide, gangs, the role of authorities and insecurity in the
region.
The two-day event produced the Bogotá Manifesto, which pro- motes the use of
new technologies to address the causes and consequences of violence and to share
innovative experiences. Moreno also reached consensus on the creation of a Latin
American and Caribbean Day of Disarmament to coincide with the International Day of
Peace on September 22.
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