The Peace Leaders’ Congress, the International Peace Diplomacy Corps Observance to the United Nations’ Day was a non-conventional gathering among promising youth leaders in the Philippines defining the contemporary role of the United Nations based on the speakers’ insights respective to their origin country. The diplomacy actors in Manila tackled the United Nations role in line with the vision mission of the United Nations, the impact of their respective country of representation in shaping a better world. With the theme, “Activating Peace Leaders for the United Nations, United IPDCI,” the congress landscaped the significant countries, the diplomats’ most distinguished in the Manila's diplomatic and consular corps. The 20th October, youth leaders buzzed the Philippines’ financial district into diplomacy foreword the next generation.
Without peace, stability, human rights, and effective governance based on the rule of law we cannot hope for sustainable development. We live in a world that is increasingly divided. Some regions enjoy sustained peace, security and prosperity, while others fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence.
This is by no means inevitable and must be addressed. High levels of armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country’s development, affecting economic growth and often resulting in long-standing grievances that can last for generations. Sexual violence, crime, exploitation and torture are also prevalent where there is conflict or no rule of law, and countries must take measures to protect those most at risk.
The SDGs aim to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities to find lasting solutions to conflict and insecurity. Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights is key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.
The International Peace Diplomacy Corps, Inc. firmly supports and avails itself
the promotion of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals through its diverse advocacy programs
within the said organization which focuses on human progress and peace development.