Violence and Injury Prevention

WHO initiates development of guideline Preventing youth violence: taking action and generating evidence

This publication, due for release in 2014, will be a state-of-the-science guide for policy-makers from different sectors.

It will provide practical recommendations on developing, planning implementing and evaluating interventions to prevent youth violence, with an emphasis on low- and middle-income settings.

The project is funded by the Jacobs Foundation, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Input to the guideline development process includes systematic reviews of the available published and grey literature, and contributions from the world's leading experts on youth violence prevention. The guideline will be accompanied by a comprehensive training and capacity-building package.