Twitter Chat: Peaceful Societies in the Post-2015 Agenda

Highlights from our December 12 live chat on #peacepost2015 with the Institute for Economics & Peace

  1. In conjunction with the launch of our latest ACRONYM journal, "Peaceful Societies: An Essential Element for Sustainable Development," we, along with the Institute for Economics & Peace, hosted a live Twitter chat on 12 December 2014 on the topic of peace in the post-2015 development agenda. Using our hashtag #peacepost2015, we discussed peace's relationship to sustainable development, how it can be measured and what civil society can do to strengthen its inclusion in the post-2015 agenda.
  2. We had some great help promoting the chat from UN agencies, our member UNAs and NGOs around the world.
  3. Answering questions were WFUNA's Conflict Prevention Officer Laura Spano and consultant Jordan Street, both co-authors of ACRONYM as well as Michelle Breslauer of the Institute for Economics & Peace.
  4. Let's kick it off with the first question!
  5. One topic ACRONYM explores is the direct link between peaceful societies and sustainable development. Conflict has undoubtedly impeded countries from achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
  6. More peaceful countries have shown economic and social equality and stability.
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