Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

The Center on International Cooperation co-founded and currently hosts the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, a multi-stakeholder partnership that brings together UN member states, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector to accelerate delivery of the SDG targets for peace, justice and inclusion.

The Pathfinders have developed the Roadmap for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, which is also available in French and Spanish. You can find more information here.

The roadmap, which covers all of 2030 Agenda targets for peaceful, just and inclusive societies (SDG16+), was launched at a side event to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly and updated in July 2019.

For the first time, the roadmap provides a shared vision for how SDG16+ can be delivered. It is an ambitious, but practical, document that acts as a "docking station" to bring many different partners and initiatives together.

The updated roadmap now focuses on the SDG Summit in 2019, and ahead to the SDG Summit in 2023.

The Pathfinders group continues to grow, as governments and other partners make commitments to lead on the implementation of SDG16+.

The group works with regional and international pathfinders to strengthen strategies for implementation, and is shaping a global debate through "grand challenges" on justice, inclusion, and violence prevention. 

Current list of Pathfinders:

Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Central African Republic, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Jordan, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

International organizations and global partnerships supporting the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Development Programme, UN Global Compact, UN Habitat, UNICEF, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UN Women, World Bank.

16+ Forum, Alliance 8.7, g7+, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, Namati, Open Government Partnership, Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network.

Partners for the grand challenge on justice

Bingham Centre on the Rule of Law, Cordaid, The Elders, Hague Institute for Innovation of Law, The International Center for Transitional Justice, International Development Law Organization, International Development Research Centre, International Legal Assistance Consortium, the Justice for All Campaign, Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law, Microjustice4All, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Namati, Overseas Development Institute, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Open Government Partnership, Open Society Justice Initiative, University of South Carolina Rule of Law Collaborative, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC – INEGI Center of Excellence, UN Women, White & Case LLP, World Bank, World Justice Project.

Partners for the grand challenge on inequality and exclusion

CIVICUS, Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security, Global Centre for Pluralism, International Trade Union Confederation, Inuka Foundation, Jasmine Foundation, New School for Social Research, Open Society Foundations, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Oxfam, United Nations, World Bank.

The Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies have received generous financial support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the German Federal Foreign Office, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Government of Sweden, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Together for Girls, the UK Department for International Development, and the World Bank Group Partnership Fund. 

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