There can be no sustainable development without peace, and no peace without sustainable development.

It is estimated that a record 274 million people in 2022 will need humanitarian assistance. Conflict, climate-fueled disasters, weak governance, and limited access to justice remain a great threat to sustainable development.

In December’s Goal of the Month editorial, we focus on Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. 

Why is it important?

A peaceful and inclusive society is the foundation of sustainable development. There is no long-lasting peace and development without respect for human rights. All of us need to work together to reduce violence, deliver justice, combat corruption, and ensure inclusive participation at all levels.


Global Humanitarian Overview 2022

World Migration Report 2022

Human Rights Day | 10 December 2021

International Migrants Day | 18 December 2021


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