Implementing the new commitments to peace

A shared statement by peacebuilding organisations on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2017.

The Institute for Economics and Peace, together with 131 other peacebuilding organisations, have come together to deliver a joint message on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2017.

The last year has seen significant global challenges, including an unprecedented level of humanitarian need, rising inequality and exclusion, growing climate change impacts, and increasing threats to our shared security. Nevertheless, the international community has taken important steps in addressing these challenges by implementing the recent bold commitments to foster sustainable peace.

As organisations devoted to the building of peace around the world, we call on the international community to take these next steps:

  • Embrace the commitments to peace in the 2030 Agenda
  • Balance national efforts with a focus on regional and international peace, justice and inclusion issues
  • Mainstream prevention into its approach to international peace and security
  • Protect and support civil society’s vital role in fostering just and sustainable peace.

Please click here to read the full joint statement.