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Updated On: Monday, 10 December 2018

Sustainability, peace, security ‘best guarantee against instability’ Guterres to Security Council

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At a debate on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, the UN chief explained that both the human and financial costs in responding to the prolonged crises shaking today’s world are “too high,” and that there needs to be a refocus on prevention and coordination activities between “the three pillars of peace, sustainable development and human rights.

“Peace cannot be sustainable without development, and lasting peace is essential for the preservation of development gains,” Mr. Guterres continued.

He spelled out that this requires a holistic approach.

“Essentially, this approach assumes that we are fighting against potential factors of instability, such as inequality, climate change competition for resources corruption and cross-border crime,” stressed the UN chief, underscoring the need to invest in basic services, sustainable development and social cohesion as “investing in peace.”

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