SDG Targets for Fostering Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies - Publication
Agenda 2030 states that “there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.” Peace is identified as one of five areas of ‘critical importance for humanity and the planet’ – along with people, prosperity, the planet, and partnership:
The new agenda recognizes the need to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies that provide equal access to justice and that are based on respect for human rights (including the right to development), on effective rule of law and good governance at all levels and on transparent, effective and accountable institutions.
Factors which give rise to violence, insecurity and injustice are addressed in the agenda, with inequality, corruption, poor governance, and illicit financial and arms flows specifically identified. Leaders commit to redoubling efforts to resolve or prevent conflict, and to supporting post-conflict countries.