This is an information portal on with resources related to the "Conflict, Violence and Disaster" theme for the post-2015 development agenda.
Fragile and conflict affected states are the furthest from having achieved the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); to date, no low-income conflict affected country has been able to meet a single goal. This indicates an urgent need for the Post-2015 agenda to put resilience against conflict, violence and disaster at its core. The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) (the brains behind Vision of Humanity and the Global Peace Index) is participating in the Expert Review Group to guide the thematic consultations on Conflict, Violence and Disaster in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
- A Vision of Goals, Targets and Indicators, Safer World, February 2013
- Realizing the Future We Want For All, United Nations, June 2012
- The Economic Cost of Containing Violence , Institute for Economics and Peace, September 2012
- Assessing Conflict and Violence from 2015, A Vision of Goals, Targets and Indicators, Safer World, (February 2013)
- Pillars of Peace, IEP, October 2011 (Updated Jan 2013)
- Bringing peace into the post-2015 development framework A joint statement by civil society organisations, SaferWorld, September 2012
- Governance for Peace, UNDP, January 2012
- Issue Paper 1: The impact of conflict and violence on achieving development, SaferWorld, November 2011
- Issue Paper 2: What are the key challenges? What works in addressing them?, SaferWorld, November 2011
- Approaching Post 2015 From a Peace Perspective, Safer World, Sept 2012
World We Want 2015
World We Want 2015 facilates 11 thematic consultations with individuals and organisations from around the world to determine priorities in the post-2015 agenda. One of the thematic consultations is focused on peace: Conflict, Violence and Disaster in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. See each of the consultation reports and findings.
A Safer World report (see Addressing Conflict and Violence From 2015) summarizes how peace and security are directly related to each of the 8 MDGs.
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
The World Bank reported that 60% of the world’s undernourished and 61% of the world’s impoverished live in countries that are affected by conflict
Achieve universal primary education
The World Bank estimated that countries affected by conflict account for 77% of children not in primary school and 59% of children not in secondary school worldwide.
Promote gender equality and empower women
The Institute for Economics and Peace finds that countries that are less peaceful also have lower levels of gender equality.
Reduce child mortality
Conflict-affected and fragile states account for 71% of child under 5 deaths and 70% of infant deaths.
Improve maternal health
The Economic Commission on Africa reports that all eight countries with the highest maternal mortality ratio in 2008 were in conflict or were post-conflict.
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
The Geneva Declaration found a correlation between countries with a high percentage of people living with HIV and high homicide rates
Ensure environmental sustainability
Conflict and armed violence leads to the acceleration of rural to urban migration contributing to the growth of slums.
The WDR 2011 asserts that 65% of people without access to improved sanitation are from conflict-affected countries.