(Originally published on 25 Jan 2017 at http://reliefweb.int/)
Eighteen delegations and organizations took the floor to emphasize, as speakers did on Monday, the inextricable link between sustaining peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They included those from countries that had emerged from conflict, as well as small-island developing States who drew attention to the impact of climate change.
In closing remarks, Peter Thomson (Fiji), President of the General Assembly, said that throughout the high-level dialogue and its three workshops, speakers had emphasized that there could be no sustainable development without sustaining peace, and no sustainable peace without sustainable development.
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