The globally agreed-upon Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Association (UNA) are a powerful synergistic agenda addressing the root causes of violence. They emphasize the need to reduce inequalities, promote health and well-being, reduce poverty and hunger, advance gender equality and build strong institutions.
Gun violence in the United States has become widespread, killing and injuring more than 1.2 million U.S. citizens between 2010 and 2020. There is no single way to address this violence, because it is a multi-source, cross-cutting issue.
The San Diego chapter of UNA is a member of San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention (SD4GVP), a coalition of concerned citizens united to end gun violence in America. In this on-demand webcast, coalition board members Carol Landale and Ron Marcus discuss how local actions reduce gun violence within the larger context of achieving sustainable and inclusive communities.
They also stress that the key to preventing gun violence in America is to get out the vote for leaders who will fight for it. In the current climate, that includes promoting mail-in ballots.