International Forum of Mayors on Crime Prevention and Security in Urban Settings, Turin (Italy)

20 May 2013 - 21 May 2013

International Forum of Mayors on Crime Prevention and Security in Urban Settings, Turin (Italy)

Sharing and transferring of best practices between cities around the world to prevent crime and promote urban sustainable development.

The Forum, jointly organized by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Municipality of Turin, will involve mayors and representatives of municipalities, civil society and the private sector from all around the world. 

The Forum will address the complex and changing dynamics of security and crime prevention while reducing vulnerabilities, inequalities and injustice in urban settings.

This is an opportunity to share knowledge, exchange expertise, experience and results achieved by local authorities and their citizens in developing and implementing strategies to address the issue of security and crime prevention in urban settings.Strengthening security in urban contexts goes beyond the adoption of security measures to search for and detect criminal behaviours. Actions to improve urban security must result from a multi-sector approach targeting sustainable urban development, equal access to services and opportunities, marginalized group involvement and the creation of active synergies between civil society and institutions. Failure to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals will ultimately lead to an irreversible process of degradation within cities.The Forum will explore innovative approaches to urban security involving sustainable, affordable and transferable measures to prevent crime and promote sustainable urban development. It will encourage the sharing and transferring of best practices between cities around the world, the establishment of global partnerships for cooperation based on a robust stakeholders’ ownership and the development of new initiatives to address the needs of different stakeholders.