Development and Globalization: Facts and Figures2016 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development


We are determined to foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development. United Nations (2015)
Peace and security is the cornerstone of development.

The Peace section of this report consists of a single sustainable development goal - 16.

Goal 16

Over the past decade more than 250 conflicts have affected all parts of the world, with about 55,000 people perishing annually as a direct consequence. The Global Peace Index suggests that the world as a whole in 2015 was less peaceful compared with 2014, due largely to deteriorating scores in societal safety and security, ongoing conflicts and global terrorism.