Upgrading national arms control systems
and scaling cost-effective programmes

Developing Solutions

The Centre for Armed Violence Reduction (CAVR) develops solutions to implement international arms control standards and enables investment to grow effective armed violence reduction programmes.

As an international non-profit public health group we partner with government agencies, NGOs and technical organisations around the world.

We help countries upgrade their national arms control systems by providing tailored, gap-filling solutions. CAVR enables state agencies to meet global, regional and national arms control standards and to simplify both internal and international reporting. 

ArmsTracker software,  support and future upgrades can be provided at no cost to agencies of UN Member States eligible for international donor assistance.

ArmsTracker enables accurate record-keeping and enforcement of weapon regulation in local languages. Each installation is customised for the relevant agency.

Upgrade provides participating governments with a country-specific information platform, technical assistance, training and legislative reform proposals.

With 200,000-plus pages of data and comparative charts, GunPolicy.Org is the world’s most comprehensive online source for national gun control information.

Save a Million adapts investment instruments from other fields and uses our violence data expertise to help scale up cost-saving armed violence reduction programs.

>500,000

people are killed directly in armed violence each year, according to the Global Burden of Armed Violence. Many more are killed indirectly as a result of armed conflict.

31%

of the world’s population do not feel safe walking alone where they live, according to the Gallup World Poll. Fear of armed violence is high in many countries, and reducing this is a target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

80%

of the world’s poorest will be living in fragile, conflict and violence-affected countries by 2030 if no action is taken, according to the OECD. Action must include effective arms control.

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