Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014
World Health Organization, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Development Programme, 2014
This report represents the progress countries have made in implementing the recommendations of the 2002 World report on violence and health. The specific aims of the report are to:
• Describe the state of the problem of interpersonal violence worldwide and the extent to which countries are collecting data on fatal and non-fatal violence to inform planning and action
• Assess the current status of program, policy and legislative measures to prevent violence
• Evaluate the availability of health care, social and legal services for victims of violence
• Identify gaps in tackling the problem of interpersonal violence and stimulate national action to address them
By giving an assessment of violence prevention efforts globally and a snapshot of these efforts by country, the report provides a starting point for tracking future progress and offers a benchmark that countries can use to assess their own progress.