Where is Latin America? Reflections on Peace, Security, Justice and Governance in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

Latin American governments and societies played an active role in shaping the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. Produced by Saferworld’s partner in Brazil, the Igarapé Institute, this Strategic Paper detects a contradiction between the alarming levels of violence and crime in Latin America, and the comparatively low importance attached to SDG 16 during the negotiations from 2013 to the present. The region’s diplomats exhibited varied levels of engagement with the key themes of SDG 16, whether peace, access to justice, rule of law, security or governance. Some governments were concerned with the potential of SDG 16 to securitize development or divert aid away from “core” priorities.

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2015