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World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace
to be Held in Madrid
April 19-21, 2017
In December 2015, the World Council of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) adopted a resolution to hold an international summit against violence and for peace education in Madrid, Spain. After months of preparation, in December 2016, the city of Madrid released an invitation to the First World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace to be held in April 19-21, 2017.
The Forum will be a meeting place for local leaders, international organizations and networks, the academic world, NGOs and civil society. Its purpose is to open a joint process of debate, reflection and construction of common solutions that foster urban environments capable of eliminating expressions of violence.
Mayors for Peace is among the networks that are supporting the event and the City of Granollers, a vice-president and lead city of Mayors for Peace, has joined the organizing committee.