Funding for Peace: Lessons Learned
On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) and Sarah Hearn at the NYU Center on International Cooperation (CIC) hosted an informal discussion on lessons learned in funding for peace. The event involved representatives from the UN, Member States and civil society. The session sought to identify how such lessons might be reflected in the outcome of the Addis Financing for Development Conference in July. The summary note highlights the importance of promoting peaceful and inclusive societies in order to eradicate poverty. By 2030, countries affected by conflict, exclusion and lower institutional capacity will be home to the majority of people living on less than USD 1.25/day. These are the environments where existing MDG approaches have failed to build peace: success in the future will require more comprehensive strategies that are locally led and address the strengthening of the social fabric. The event highlighted that funding the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies will be critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and will require flexible, risk-tolerant and coordinated approaches that will promote resilience by addressing the root causes of violence and instability, reducing humanitarian need and building institutions in a sustainable and inclusive manner.
Read the full event summary Funding for Peace: Lessons Learned