Cities Unite Against Crime
Mayors from across Latin America and the Caribbean are part of a new Cities Alliance for Citizen Security that combines best practices for violence and crime prevention. Bogotá Mayor Samuel Moreno and the Inter-American Development Bank hosted an event in the Colombian capital this year to form the group to ad- dress issues of homicide, gangs, the role of authorities and insecurity in the region.
The two-day event produced the Bogotá Manifesto, which pro- motes the use of new technologies to address the causes and consequences of violence and to share innovative experiences. Moreno also reached consensus on the creation of a Latin American and Caribbean Day of Disarmament to coincide with the International Day of Peace on September 22.