Mayors and City governments:
As heads of cities, mayors and city governments play a vital part in ensuring peace and security in city development. OUPW will annually focus on a selection of cities, each chosen to present different continents. Mayors from focus cities will be invited to Oslo, to present challenges, discuss experiences and share solutions for how to ensure stable and inclusive city development.
Rich Larsen got to know all parents’ nightmare when his daughter Charlen was raped by two of her friends in 2012 at the age of 16. This incident changed Rich’s and his family’s life forever. He Incorporated Mobile Software and started the development of Safyy, an app that could both help prevent rape and to help with a conviction. In May 2017, Mobile Software AS acquired Bipper Communication AS, which owns and has developed the bSafe application.
Contribute to our Logo: Draw your own circle in support of urban peace
We invite the world to join us in “completing the circle” on behalf of the world’s cities. Read more
Our logo may seem rough and not ready for prime time - but that also holds true for the world’s cities. They are all works in progress, headed for success or failure. Being in charge of city development today is a huge challenge, a responsibility that is awe inspiring in its complexity. To succeed, as we move into a future threatened by climate change, growing competition over resources, and a need to transition to renewables - we must join forces and assist one another.
Our logo represents the world, a round table for equals, completion, collaboration - to date, thousands have already completed the circle, as a sign of their support for the initiative. Our goal is to get millions to complete the circle, marking their support of our movement to build peaceful cities that are safe to live in for all.
Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity - A Pentagon Video
As the Intercept shows in this article, the Pentagon considers the world's megacities a serious challenge to peace and stability. While the perspectives drawn up by American planners of conflict resolution may frighten, that is no reason to ignore the severity of the challenges the world’s urban environments face.
The Future of Food Production
In the world today there are around 795 million people who are affected by hunger, and the numbers are still increasing. The reason for this is war and conflict. Having a stable framework for food production and safe access to food is an essential prerequisite for lasting peace.