Every year on September 21, the International Day of Peace is celebrated around the world. The United Nations General Assembly in 2001 declared this date as the day dedicated to commemorating the ideals of peace of each nation and people.
Within the Sustanaible Development Goals program, a chapter has been dedicated to promoting peace, justice and strong institutions. Exactly, the one in charge is SDG 16 because conflicts, insecurity, weak institutions and limited access to justice continue to pose a serious threat to sustainable development.
Taking advantage of the International Day of Peace, in this post it is detailed the importance that SDG 16 takes on the global scene.
SDG 16: PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
The main objective of this chapter that be part of the 2030 Agenda is to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, facilitate access to justice for all population and create effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. To achieve these Sustainable Development Goals, the world needs public institutions that can provide quality education and health care, as well as implement fair economic policies and dedicate inclusive protection of the environment.
To achieve peace, justice and strong institutions throughout the world, the cooperation of governments, civil society and communities is important. Only in this way can durable solutions be practiced that reduce violence, do justice and guarantee the freedom of all people.
Each individual can drive change; promoting inclusion and respect for all people, regardless of their differences.