Today, SIPRI, the Brookings Institution and partners are pleased to release a new film on why counting violent deaths matters for peace and security. The film is part of the new Global Registry of Violent Deaths (GReVD) initiative.
About the project
GReVD will register entries for every death caused by all forms of violence and display these in an open-source database, which will allow the tracking of trends in violence. Ultimately, the registry will hold a single entry for every violent death, including time, location, perpetrator, victim and type of violence. The creation of this database will enable monitoring of progress on the world’s commitment to ‘significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere’ by 2030, as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—specifically SDG 16, Target 1.
GReVD is convened by SIPRI and the Brookings Institution, together with a growing list of partners. The first phase of the project is funded by the Swedish Postcode Foundation and the British Department for International Development.