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Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

Co-founded in 2017 and hosted by CIC, the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies initiative is a high-ambition, multi-stakeholder partnership that brings together 43 United Nations member states and over 100 partners, from international organizations and civil society, to the private sector, committed to accelerating the delivery of SDG16+ (the Sustainable Development Goal targets for peace, justice, and inclusion). 

Accelerating action to implement the SDG16+ targets for peace, justice, and inclusion

The Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies is a high-ambition, multi-stakeholder coalition of 43 UN member states and over 100 partners, from international organizations and civil society to the private sector, committed to accelerating the delivery of SDG16+ (the Sustainable Development Goal targets for peace, justice, and inclusion).

In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world’s leaders set ambitious targets for reducing violence in all countries, ensuring equal access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions – areas that still need accelerated action to tangibly improve people’s lives and help address our greatest global challenges.

Building on its 2017 Roadmap for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, updated in 2019, the Pathfinders aims to showcase SDG16+ as the credible, accessible, universal, and necessary set of tools that will get our world on track. The roadmap identifies three Grand Challenges: Justice for All, Inequality and Exclusion, and Halving Global Violence. The Pathfinders works to advance the implementation of SDG16+ through these three Grand Challenges, each engaging with a cross-regional coalition of Member States and partners. At the global level, the Pathfinders spotlights actions and influences the agenda in multilateral fora to advance SDG16+; at the national level, the Pathfinders provides evidence-based policy solutions and facilitates exchanges on best practices. By amplifying ‘what works’, this program energizes champions and convinces skeptics alike of the critical importance of implementing SDG16+.

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