Peace at the heart of the agenda

The members of the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding today released a statement which reaffirms the case for putting sustainable peace and safe societies at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda. The statement is targeted towards UN Member States who are discussing the world’s new development agenda at the opening of UN General Assembly 68.

The statement asserts that sustainable peace and safe societies are essential to development for all.

The statement draws on a number of research reports and discussions to strengthen the argument of peace as a prerequisite for development. It argues that conflict, violence and insecurity are key deterrents of development, and have negatively impacted the affective acheviement of the Millennium Development Goals in a number of countries. 

Download the Statement for more infomormation. 

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