Embracing the New Global Framework for Peace
A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations
International Day of Peace, 21 September 2016
Youth Action Agenda to Prevent Violent Extremism and Promote Peace. Produced at the Global Youth Summit Against Violent Extremism. New York City . September 28, 2015.
Commonwealth Youth Forum Declaration, Malta, 21-25 November 2015: Declaration by the Young People of the Commonwealth.
Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security: AMMAN Youth Declaration On Youth Peace and Security Adopted in Amman, Jordan on 22 August 2015.
Facing the Challenge of Peace: A shared statement by Peace building organization on the International Day of Peace. 21st September 2015.
TACKLING AND PREVENTING EBOLA WHILE BUILDING PEACE AND SOCIETAL RESILIENCE:
Lessons and Priorities for Action from Civil Society in Ebola-affected New Deal Countries
Conflicts between pastoralists and farmers are not restricted to Benue State, Nigeria. These conflicts occur in several other sub-Saharan Africa Countries
An ancient adage reflecting the ways in which we gain wisdom states that we learn through noble reflection, the simplicity of imitation, and the bitterness of experience. This is particularly true when we work with those who have been affected by war, violence, natural disaster and the many traumatic experiences that surround our world.
A man is arrested for beating his wife. A woman is arrested for stealing clothing from a store. A neighbor slashes the car tires of another neighbor. A student sets a school on fire. A drug user destroys public property and has no memory of it. These are but a few of the 650 Criminal cases that have come before the Neighborhood Courts of San Francisco this year.
Is a military campaign alone winning the battle or is there a need to adopt an integrated approach that rigorously promotes civic education on a culture of peace, and dialogue?
Inequalities are not an inevitable outcome of development progress. If we are to recognize the truly transformative potential of the new sustainable development framework we must embed equity at its core.
No one must be left behind by virtue of their gender, age, disability, income, geography or ethnicity.
We, the undersigned organizations, urge the United Nations Secretary General to include an explicit commitment in his Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda that no target should be considered met unless it is met for all social and economic groups.
We are committed to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health as a universal human right. Despite significant health improvements, unconscionable health inequalities within and between countries persist. They extend throughout the socioeconomic gradient, with the health of poor and marginalized populations most seriously compromised. Unequal and unfair
power dynamics among states, and varying respect for rights across states, leaves entire populations with life expectancies a generation and more below today’s highest attainable standard of health.