This SDG aims to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities to find lasting solutions to conflict and insecurity. Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights is key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance. Peace is not only a Goal on the Sustainable Agenda 2030 but also a need for many children who are currently victims of armed conflict. Specifically, children are affected by 6 grave violations in such circumstances: Killing and maiming; recruitment for combat; sexual violence; abduction; victims of hospital and school attacks; denial of humanitarian aid.
Greater involvement among governments, civil society, the private sector and international organizations to build more peaceful and inclusive just societies is needed.
IOLDCs is committed to ending abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children. It seeks to strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime.
IOLDCs envisages the promotion and enforcement of non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development, in particular, regarding gender issues.