In spite of the broad-ranging commitments to reduce violence, a comprehensive health sector response to youth violence and its social determinants is yet to be achieved. There is a need to accelerate action, working hand in hand with partners at the regional, national and local level. In order to gain a better understanding of opportunities for action, PAHO is organizing this two-day experts’ meeting with the purpose of engaging stakeholders in a regional dialogue to seek their advice on possible joint actions to strengthen a public health approach to youth violence in the Americas.

Place: Washington, D.C.
Dates: October 7-8, 2019.


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Objectives:

  • Review the current status of efforts, lessons learned, challenges and opportunities for advancing a public health approach to youth violence in the Americas;
  • Reach consensus on regional and country-level strategies and actions to strengthen the role of the health sector within a multisectoral response to youth violence in the Americas.

Expected Outcomes:

  1. Agreement on challenges, opportunities and lessons learned in advancing a public health approach to addressing youth violence in the Americas.
  2. Agreement on priority actions for strengthening the role of the health sector within a multisectoral response to youth violence in the Americas
  3. Improved regional partnerships and efficiency in the allocation and use of regional resources for youth violence

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General Materials

  • Agenda (PDF)
  • Concept Note (PDF)
  • Participants List (PDF)

Presentations

Day 1

Monday, 7 October

Day 2

Tuesday, 8 October