Finding the Link between Peace and Development

Author: Kristi Flaherty

Peace Policy May 2016

The UN Charter links the goal of international peace to “conditions of economic and social progress and development.” Teachers, political leaders and scholars have long recognized that economic development is inextricably linked to the prevention and cessation of armed conflict. This issue of Peace Policy explores contemporary connections between development and peace.

New posts in the May 2016 issue of Peace Policy:

Scott Appleby discusses the concept of Integral Human Development and offers insights from Pope Francis on how peace and development agendas go hand-in-hand. More »

Melanie Greenberg analyzes the importance of Goal 16 in the Sustainable Development Agenda and its origin in the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. More »

David Cortright summarizes the empirical evidence confirming the linkage between economic development and peace. More »

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Peace Policy offers research-based insights, commentary, and solutions to the global challenge of violent conflict. Each issue features the writing of scholars and practitioners who investigate the causes of violent conflict and who seek to contribute to effective solutions and alternatives to the use of force.

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