Sustainable Development Goals: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
High levels of armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country's development
Objective 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
Peace, stability, human rights and effective governance based on the rule of law are important conduits for sustainable development. We are living in a world that is increasingly divided. Some regions enjoy sustained levels of peace, security and prosperity while others fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence. This is by no means inevitable and must be addressed.
High levels of armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country’s development, affecting economic growth and often resulting in long standing grievances among communities that can last for generations. Sexual violence, crime, exploitation and torture are also prevalent where there is conflict or no rule of law, and countries must take measures to protect those who are most at risk.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities to find lasting solutions to conflict and insecurity. Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights is key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.
Dianova emphasizes some of the Sustainable Development goals adopted by the United Nations member states at the UN Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015.
Promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies is one of the 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developement. An integrated approach is crucial for progress across the multiple goals