Events at SAIS

Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum: The Future of Goal 16: Peace and Inclusion in the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make a clear link between conflict and development, thanks to the powerful language about peace in the preamble to the along with the inclusion of Goal 16 on "peaceful and inclusive societies." This emphasis recognizes that protracted conflict undermined the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in many countries, and it creates a new international focus on peacebuilding as one of the solutions to development challenges.

How did the international community shift its thinking toward peace and inclusion in the SDGs, and where do we go from here? The inclusion of peace as a goal in the SDGs was not a foregone conclusion, and panelists will discuss both how advocacy helped ensure a role for peacebuilding in the SDGs and what that means for the next 15 years. They will also discuss the challenge that remains for governments, organizations, and individuals to implement and evaluate these global goals.

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Date and Time
December 8, 2015
9:30am - 11:00am Local Time

Washington, D.C.

Kenney-Herter Auditorium - The Nitze Building

Intended Audience
Open to Public and Media

Academic Program Host
Conflict Management