What Peace means to you
Peace research pioneer Johan Galtung distinguished two types of peace:
Positive Peace and Negative Peace.
Negative Peace is defined by the absence of war and violence, and does not capture a society’s tendencies towards stability and harmony.
Different from Negative Peace, Positive Peace is:
defined by a more lasting peace
built on sustainable investments in economic and societal aspects that foster peace
can be used to gauge the resilience of a society
ability to absorb shocks without falling into conflict
RAGFP Hong Kong & Macao Chapter is committed to the promotion of the concept of positive peace to the Rotary network.
Eight Pillars of Peace
In 2013 the Institute for Economics and Peace released a report on the Pillars of Peace. It provides an understanding of the factors associated with peaceful societies.
The research defines eight key Pillars that underpin peace.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
of the United Nations
The UN SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including:
Peace and Justice