Goal 16 Picture(Published Sept. 24, 2015) On September 21, International Day of Peace, a group of peacebuilding organizations from around the world issued the shared statement “Facing the Challenge of Peace”. As the world’s leaders will sign on to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we – peacebuilding organizations - consider that many of the issues addressed in the Agenda are heartening but more needs to be done. We must address the roots of violent conflict and instability, we must consider changing an international system that does too little to raise up the voices, needs and aspirations of the many rather than the interest of the few.

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