A peaceful society is a necessary precursor for development interventions (i.e. healthcare, education, jobs). Transparency, citizen mobilization, functioning markets and government accountability are critical building blocks to lasting peace.
Contentions among communities, states and non-state actors are resolved justly through strong peacemaking systems, preventing tensions from escalating into violence. States maintain peace through diplomatic institutions and effective social policies. Communities value the human rights of all groups and successfully hold governments accountable.