The Parliamentarians for Peace (P4P) compose a transnational and transpartisan network of Members of national parliaments committed to prevent new threats for peace.
Created and curated by the Open Diplomacy Institute, this programme is powered by the Normandy World Peace Forum. The P4P adopted their Peace Policy Platform on October 2nd 2020, at the Forum in Caen.
Based on principles of international cooperation agreed upon across national and political boundaries, this Platform refers to solutions addressing the most pressing international challenges discussed by the P4P.
On January 28th, 2021, the P4P met with project leaders and policy-makers carrying out solutions identified to foster social justice, recalling together that “upholding peace requires delivering social justice and equality for all members of society”.
First, they led a hearing of Amanda Janoo, Knowledge and Policy Lead Expert at the Well-being Economy Alliance, and agreed to the following principles she outlined:
- The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the necessity to design and implement well-being-oriented public policies, considering values such as dignity, respect, inclusivity and generosity, and consider progress in all its dimensions of societies, as the economy is the way you provide for one another.
- Ambitious and holistic frameworks such as the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals must be taken into account to review legislatives projects or fiscal measures. They ground modern research needed to design new macro-metrics beyond GDP, which is fundamental to build more inclusive and resilient societies.
Then, the P4P met with Alberta Pellino, Chair of the 2021 Y20 Summit and Jordan Abdi, Co-chair of the 2021 Y7 Summit, and agreed that young generations should be fully included in all local to international conversations to address enduring global challenges, such as the COVID-19 recovery process and the fight against climate change. No one should be left behind, all generations should be carefully listened, empowered and involved to build trust within society.
“We need to promote sustainable development further not only to ensure the well-being of current generations, but also of future generations” concluded the Parliamentarians for Peace, considering social cohesion as a priority in upcoming recovery policies.