Advocating for SDGs 16+17 Peace, Justice, strong institutions + Partnerships= Peacebuilding


The pillars for getting into stability through the axis pillar that SDG4 represents: Education.

Were are living under an overwhelmed reality in which crises, -particularly political- gives the impression that any attempt to change that status quo is it only part of an utopian idea without control from the citizenship. However, after the birth of the SDG´s, institutions and leaders adopted the commitment to transform it into a reality.

The SDGs are 17 goals that mark a new stage of action, however it also demands a complete reshape of the system in terms of building a new framework that delivers: Peace and Justice through strong institutions (SDG 16) in conjunction with the added value of a new architecture of the society by strategic Partnerships (SDG 17). Indeed, the solid way-out for becoming resilient in the medium term is by joint action and the awareness that the more wider and diverse is the landscape of partners, better the chances to succeed in the long term.

Each SDG has their own complexity in terms of achieving effective results but also on the goal in itself. SDG 16 its ambitious enough to gather three pillars as Peace, Justice and strong institutions, however Peace constitutes the real stability and solid pillar to focus on. The successful result of the holistic implementation of all the goals is what leads to a peacebuilding framework. Is it not under peace that we will be able to build the rest of the pillars in practical terms. Middle East armed conflict crisis exposure that without Peace its not possible to get into stability and achieve a sustainable development.

Its through individual action and joint efforts that the SDGs will achieve a boost towards a change of the system by advocating for this paramount goals.

Towards a  100% Peacebuilding system. 

Relying only on an unreliable political system and global institutions and leaders in crisis will not deliver effective results. Is a new mentality and demands a reshape of the Education system for creating awareness of the need for a change by a results-driven strategic focus.

Partnerships is a more complex goal as involves strategical positions and initiative from leaders. Its mainly for this reason that advocating for this goal represents a real empowerment from citizens by selecting the correct political leaders that serves as agents for transforming  institutions. Holistic approaches make the difference and partnerships should become more  focused on tangible results in the short term.

In a world of multiple crises the humanitarian sector becomes one of those essential partners, although it needs a more results-driven involvement with organizations and local people. Currently is it more involved with global institutions and private donors, in general outsiders from the countries of conflict, therefore, less effective.

Strong institutions within a fair Justice system and strategic partners are the key for achieving global peace with vision and above all, solid Education.

SDGs 16+ 17+ 4 = Peacebuilding




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