Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusice Societies

Agreeing to peace, justice, equality and inclusion as an integral part of a universal development agenda was a groundbreaking achievement. It is an advance that should not be forfeited.


The Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies is a multistakeholder coalition of UN member states and over 100 partners including the UN and other international organizations, civil society, and the private sector, working to accelerate the implementation of SDG targets for peace, justice, equality and inclusion (SDG16+). We work to keep the spotlight on and support SDG16+ at global and regional levels while assisting Member States with implementation nationally and locally through policy solutions and facilitating exchange on best practices. Our approach is fact-based and solutions-oriented and aims to build a strong network and leadership to drive progress on SDG16+, providing a platform for collaboration and exchange. The NYU’s Center on International Cooperation is the host and provides the secretariat for the coalition. 

Pathfinders adopted an ambitious Roadmap (2017 & 2019) which provides a shared vision for how SDG16+ can be delivered, identifying a limited number of high-profile ‘grand challenges’ that require sustained leadership and support if SDG16+ is to be achieved. In these areas, Pathfinders is raising ambition, setting policy and learning agendas, and delivering results through policy support and multistakeholder engagement, cross-regional convening, and partnerships at all levels.

The Grand Challenges are:

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