CSPPS 2017 Annual Report: Empowering Civil Society to Build Sustainable Peace for All
The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) is the South-North non-governmental coalition of peacebuilding organizations that coordinates and supports Civil Society participation in the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS) and related policy discussions. The Platform gathers representatives from more than twenty-five countries across the globe. The goals of CSPPS are to strengthen the voice and capacity of society to effectively engage in, and influence, peacebuilding and statebuilding as a critical contribution to crisis prevention and sustainable peace and development for all. This mandate is based on an agreed upon vision of wanting to see international collaboration that brings sustainable peace and inclusive development for all.
The year 2017 has been a busy year for CSPPS. The Platform provided follow-up on the renewal of the IDPS as agreed upon in the Stockholm Conference while at the same time also initiating and catalysing efforts for use of New Deal principles in context of the actualization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.