Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

The Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies is a group of member states, international organizations, global partnerships, and other partners. The group is convened by the governments of Brazil, Switzerland, and Sierra Leone, with the Center on International Cooperation.

The Pathfinders have developed the Roadmap for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, which is also available in French, Spanish, and Portuguese. For a summary see the overview and presentation. You can also 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.

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

The roadmap marks the beginning of a collective journey, with the focus now on the High-level Political Forum in 2019, which will have the theme “empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.”

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:


Brazil, Sierra Leone, Switzerland (conveners)

Afghanistan, Argentina, Canada, Central African Republic, Colombia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Mexico, The Netherlands, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, United Kingdom.

International and global partnerships supporting the development of the roadmap:

United Nations Secretariat, United Nations Development Programme, UNICEF, UN Habitat, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UN Women, World Bank. 16+ Forum, Alliance 8.7, g7+, Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Promoting Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, Namati, Open Government Partnership, Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network.

We would like to thank the following partners for their generous financial support:
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Government of Argentina for their support in-kind. 

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