Sustaining Peace

The PaRD Sustaining Peace work-stream focuses on SDG16:
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels .

Focusing on the role of religion in sustaining and building peace, the work-stream is committed to collaborate to support action on SDG 16 at the grassroots level.

This includes identifying a subset of countries where workstream members are already working in order to engage with local governments on national and international plans to advance SDG 16.

In addition to this and to inform their work better, work-stream members commissioned a scoping study on the role of local faith actors and leaders in building peaceful and inclusive societies. The study serves to inform policy and implementation around the world with concrete examples. It aims to establish how to include faith leaders and religious actors in conflict transformation at community level. Within this thematic complex, the work-stream is particularly committed to efforts promoting the end of violence against children. The results will be used to conceptualize side-events at the upcoming Human Rights Council and the High Level Political Forum.


  • World Vision International
  • Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers

Key event in 2019:

  • Human Rights Council in Geneva (March)
  • United Nations High-Level Political Forum
    in New York City (July)