Weijer, F. de, Knoll, A. 2013. Joining forces for peace post-2015. (ECDPM Briefing Note 53).
For those who care about embedding building of peace and prevention of violence into the post-2015 debate, understanding – and possibly joining forces with – those arguing for inclusion of governance, justice and human rights as well as inequalities and responsible global partnerships is important. In order to build alliances across different constituencies and to manage political sensitivities, a balance between the ‘transparency and accountability’ and the ‘effective and capable institutions’ sides of the good governance coin needs to be maintained. A key issue to watch is the need to place a strong focus on the global drivers of conflict. Illicit financial flows receive attention globally, while the illicit trade in drugs, arms and minerals or corporate corruption warrant equally strong attention.