Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
We cannot hope for sustainable development without peace, stability, human rights and effective governance, based on the rule of law. Yet our world is increasingly divided. Some regions enjoy peace, security and prosperity, while others fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence. This is not inevitable and must be addressed.
Armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country’s development, affecting economic growth, and often resulting in grievances that last for generations. Sexual violence, crime, exploitation and torture are also prevalent where there is conflict, or no rule of law, and countries must take measures to protect those who are most at risk
The SDGs aim to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities to end conflict and insecurity. Promoting the rule of law and human rights are 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.
100 civilians are killed every day in armed conflicts and the number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeds 79 million.
Acoustic and vibration sensors combined with citizen reporting can monitor conflicts.
People counting sensors containing zero personally identifiable information (PII) along with anonymized call detail records (CDRs) can monitor movement.
The global homicide rate is 5.8 people per 100,000 populations.
Acoustic gunshot detection sensors get police and emergency medical technicians to the scene of a shooting more quickly while also revealing potential crime hotspots.
Police body cams ensure a more complete record of police interactions with civilians is recorded into evidence.