Sustaining Peace in Practice: building peace is everyone’s responsibility

Published: February 21, 2023


This video was developed by Interpeace, with contributions from its partners the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),  the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). A preview was first screened at Geneva Peace Week 2022.

We live in an era of uncertainty and risk. Finding the means to build peace is as challenging as it is necessary, and it is incumbent upon all of us, not just peacebuilders, to ensure our activities and policies play positive roles in both preventing new conflicts and permanently ending those already underway. That is the essence of Peace Responsiveness: it calls for integrated approaches that harness the respective strengths of actors from multiple different sectors to deliberately contribute to peace. Building peace is everyone’s responsibility – we cannot deliver on our global promises of healthy, safe, and resilient societies without it.