“Peace and sustainability are inextricably linked. You can’t have one without the other."

Today is the United Nations International Day of Peace, and whilst we know that there are huge sources of conflict going on at the moment across the world, we wanted to talk a little a bit about the link between peace and sustainability. Two of the greatest issues facing humanity at the moment, with victims that don’t always get much airtime.

The 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (which can be found here https://sdgs.un.org/2030agenda ) , provide a ‘how to guide’, on how to tackle global challenges that contribute towards peace and sustainabilty. These seventeen goals seek to promote ‘peaceful and inclusive societies’. In places of conflict, the focus of peace, sustainabilty and the seventeen goals set out by the UN must be integrated into the solutions! Uganda is one of the countries that is collaborating with the United Nations to achieve these goals.

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These goals promote progress, peace and sustainability.

Building peace is never easy, but there is an increasing understanding that the challenge will become so much more difficult in countries where climate change is amplifying social and political instability. This is concerning because the interactions between climate change and violent conflict, lengthen disputes, halt peacebuilding, and increase the human costs of war, with little regard for sustainably or human life, thus worsening both the challenges of peace and sustainability.


So on this International Day of Peace, we want to applaud our staff in Uganda, be that teachers, cooks, social workers or security guards. All of our staff work towards no poverty, zero hunger,  good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, decent work and economic growth, reduced inequalities and ultimately peace and justice.

Whilst they are working in a comparatively small community, their work, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, is ensuring peace and sustainability for future generations.

For that we say a huge thank you.

All together now…