The Pathfinders group is convened by the governments of Brazil, Sierra Leone, and Switzerland, with support from the Center on International Cooperation.
According to the three governments:
“It is clear that there can be no sustainable development without peace, and no peace without sustainable development, and that more must be done to protect human rights and gender equality.
But we have a growing understanding of what it will take to build more peaceful, just and inclusive societies, with examples of leadership and commitment in a growing number of countries.
We also know that significant improvements in peace, justice and inclusion will play a catalytic role in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, with greatest benefits for those who are furthest behind. This roadmap builds on these examples to provide a first guide for those who are working on implementation.
At its heart are three transformative strategies – the prevention of all forms of violence, an institutional renewal to underpin sustainable development, and action to increase social, economic and political inclusion.
Nine areas of catalytic action are identified. In each of these, delivery can be accelerated over the next five years.
For each action, we have highlighted examples of national implementation, demonstrating the range and scale of innovation that we see around the world.
The roadmap also emphasizes the need for increased evidence, data, learning, and finance, and for a movement that will mobilize partners from all sectors behind a shared vision.
The roadmap is the beginning of our work as pathfinders.”