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Published on 30 January 2024

Sustaining Peace, Conflict Transformation & Conflict Prevention

No development without peace. Conflicts and violence slow down or reverse development achievements. They adversely affect the lives and dignity of millions of people and drive most of the humanitarian needs worldwide: individuals are displaced, families separated, livelihoods are devastated and opportunities for broader growth, development and prosperity are destroyed.

The quality of our lives depends not on whether or not we have conflicts, but on how we respond to them.
Thomas Crum (1998), “The Magic of Conflict", Simon & Schuster

30 January 2024

Transversal Themes on Peace, Human Rights and Culture

We have divided our transversal themes into [A] Triple Nexus, referring to the interlinkages between humanitarian, development and peace actions; and [B] Interculturality.

30 January 2024

Culture & Development

The SDC is convinced that arts and culture are fundamental drivers of sustainable development. Read more on why culture matters and the SDC's cultural percent...