Foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.
Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Promoting the universal values of democracy, good governance, the rule of law and human rights for all can bolster citizens’ confidence in institutions and society as a whole. They are also a source of peace and social justice, contributing to the improvement of citizens’ life quality and the harmonious development of local, national, regional and international communities.
PEACE & CONFLICTS
After decades of progress in reducing the global burden of violent conflict, the last four years have seen a global increase of armed conflict, violence against civilians, and other forms of violations. This has been accompanied by an unprecedented crisis of global displacement and significant deterioration of human well-being in conflict affected areas and beyond. To address the challenge, the international community must find the commitment, energy, strategy and resources needed to reduce violence in all its forms by preventing conflict, protecting vulnerable populations and rebuilding States and societies in the wake of violence. Sustaining peace and sustainable development are two sides of the same coin. Not only is armed conflict perhaps the single greatest inhibitor to economic development—so much so that it is sometimes referred to as "development in reverse"—but sustained economic growth is closely associated with significantly higher chances of peace.