Peace: The Foundation of Sustainable Development

Among the five Ps included in the Preamble of the 2030 Agenda, three have gained particular attention in recent years:

People: promoting equality, human dignity, equity, and universal human rights that continue to face dangerous obstacles with poverty and malnutrition;

Planet: ending the ongoing environmental degradation, putting into practice urgent and concrete actions against climate change, enhancing (not eroding) the natural heritage we have at our disposal;

Prosperity: supporting forms of collective prosperity that balance the economic, social, technological, environmental, individual, and collective dimensions.

Yet, to promote sustainable development in its most integral sense, it is crucial to embrace and balance all five Ps, this also includes partnership and peace.

“There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development,” clearly stresses the Agenda 2030. This means that promoting peaceful, just, and inclusive societies, free from fear and violence and able to ensure fundamental freedoms should be a global priority, ******as described in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.

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