Promote peaceful, just and inclusive societies
Conflicts, new or longstanding, undermine sustainable development. As so eloquently summarized in the 2030 Agenda, “ there is no peace without development, there is no development without peace ”. Tackling violence; addressing the root causes of conflict, insecurity and injustice; and strengthening governance and institutions are essential steps to creating a more sustainable future. This is of critical importance at a time when large numbers of people feel that development has left them behind; express a lack trust in institutions; and are concerned about corruption, violence and instability.