Pathfinders for 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 43 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 are a group of 43 UN member states, international organizations, global partnerships, civil society, and the private sector. Contact us to explore membership of new pathfinder countries and other partners.

We work to accelerate action to implement the SDG targets for peace, justice, and inclusion (SDG16+). In September 2017, the Pathfinders launched the Roadmap for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, which is also available in French and Spanish. An updated version was published at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2019.

Following the first SDG Summit in September 2019, the Pathfinders continue to act as a platform for action. We aim to demonstrate measurable change against the SDG16+ targets in Pathfinder countries by the second summit in 2023 by working on three objectives:

  • National delivery: increase national ambition, coherence, innovation, and reporting, so that a growing number of Pathfinder countries fulfill commitments to implement SDG16+

  • International delivery: strengthen strategies and momentum at international and regional levels, so that partners more effectively support implementation of elements of the roadmap

  • Grand challenges: raise ambition, increase political will, and set a policy and learning agenda in three key areas: promoting justice for all, halving global violence, and tackling exclusion and inequality

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Current list of Pathfinders countries

Afghanistan*, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Central African Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia*, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Namibia,  the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka*, Sweden, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

*Currently inactive