n Conflict Trends - Local peace committees : building social cohesion and resilience within the infrastructure for peace framework

Volume 2014, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


From (the outcomes of the Rio+20 Summit), the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States and the post-2015 agenda consultative process, development priorities are converging towards the promotion of an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future for both present and future generations. However, with over 1.5 billion people around the world living in communities affected by war, violence or high levels of crime, there is recognition that no fragile state or country affected by conflict is likely to achieve any of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets by 2015. The post-2015 agenda, therefore, puts sustainable development at the core of any initiatives, while acknowledging the importance of statebuilding and peacebuilding by proposing specific goals.

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