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01 January 2018

Save the Dates for 2018!

We want to thank you for your continued support and active engagement in 2018. We are fortunate to have a small dedicated staff, committed leaders and members such us yourselves. All we do truly represents a team effort and we are very grateful.

We hope you enjoyed a peaceful holiday season with your loved ones. In many respects 2017 has been a challenging year for the international community. However, people have continued to support the UN globally and locally. The UN’s role as a platform for peace and progress is needed now perhaps as much as ever. That is why UNA-NCA continues its mission to educate and mobilize Americans for a strong US-UN partnership through its many programs and engagement opportunities. 

Look forward to the following events in 2018:

22 January 2018

New Frontiers in Peace Metrics: A Discussion on the Sustainable Development Goal #16

JANUARY 24, 2018 | 4:30 PM 


The new SDG16 Progress Report is focuses on methodology and challenges around measuring Sustainable Development Goal #16 (Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for stainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels) from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The report is unique in that it begins to measure countries’ actual performance and progress against the 12 targets of SDG16. While SDG16 heralds important international recognition of how violence and conflict can compromise development, the report highlights methodological issues, political challenges, and implementation concerns around data collection and statistical capacity that - if not addressed - could undermine the achievement of SDG16.

Having a clear understanding of available country-level data is integral to developing the policies and interventions necessary to improve not only the measurements for SDG16, but also the outcomes for peace, justice and strong institutions. As such, rigorous and independent composite measures like IEP’s Global Peace Index (GPI) and Positive Peace Index (PPI) remain important global barometers of progress toward peace. 

What: The Alliance for Peacebuilding, UNA National Capital Area, and the Stimson Center invite you to participate in a discussion on peace metrics, featuring Steve Killelea, Michelle Breslauer and their Institute for Economics & Peace’s(IEP) new SDG16 Progress Report: A comprehensive global audit of progress on available SDG16 indicators.

When:  Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Where: The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC 20036

RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

Livestream: A livestream of the event will appear at the bottom of the page or can be accessed here


Steve Killelea, Founder and Executive Chairman, Institute for Economics & Peace 

Michelle Breslauer, Program Director for the Americas, Institute for Economics & Peace

Melanie Greenberg (Moderator), President & CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding

Richard Ponzio (Moderator), Director, Just Security 2020 Program at Stimson and Co-Chair, UNA-NCA Peace & Security Committee 

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