The Conflict Resolution program in the New York region has concentrated its attention in recent years on the prevention of violence in local communities and specifically on the use of guns on our streets. 

We have taken advantage of the proximity to the United Nations to hold Community Violence Prevention Workshops during conferences convened at the UN.  Our workshops strive to build connections across disciplinary and geographic boundaries and provide opportunities to share strategies and brainstorm with people across the globe facing these to common problems.

Here are reports and reviews of some of these workshops:

 June 15, 2010  The Impact of Small Arms on Our Children and Communities and Effective Violence Prevention  Workshop held as a side event during the Fourth Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms and Light Weapons.

July 2008  Armed Violence and Development: NYC and International Connections  Workshop held during the third Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms and Light Weapons in July 2008 as a side event.

July 29, 2006, ‘Sharing Successful Strategies To Reduce Youth Gun Violence’

Workshop held as a side event during the Small Arms and Light Weapons Review Conference. 

March 2, 2006 Community Development and Violence Prevention Strategies: Delegates and NY Based Women’s Groups Building Local/Global Connections Workshop held as a side event during the Commission on the Status of Women’s 50th Session.

 November 18, 2005 Community Violence Prevention Workshop Workshop held with local activists following up on the workshop held the past July

 July 2005 War Zones Without Wars Workshop held as a side event during the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict