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Interpersonal Violence 3rd Leading Cause Of Death Globally Among Adult Men, U.N. Report Shows

News outlets report on findings from the recently released U.N. report, Global status report on violence prevention 2014.

The Guardian: Murder is third biggest killer of men aged 15-44
“Nearly half a million people were murdered in 2012, making it the third leading cause of death globally for men aged 15-44 years (after HIV/AIDS and road accidents), a report said on Wednesday. It urged governments to do more to enforce laws to protect citizens…” (Chonghaile, 12/10).

New York Times: More People Die From Homicide Than in Wars, U.N. Says
“…The figures are based on detailed data collection from 133 countries that together account for 88 percent of the global population…” (Cumming-Bruce/Gladstone, 12/10).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. report on ‘interpersonal violence’ shows urgent need to scale up prevention
“…Jointly published [Wednesday] by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP), and the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014 is the first survey of its kind to assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence, namely child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and elder abuse at home, school, and communities…” (12/10).

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