Sustainable development is key to sustaining peace and vice versa. Sustaining peace, a concept endorsed by the UN General Assembly and Security Council, focuses on the importance of having a long-term, comprehensive vision in all responses to violent conflict, to end vicious cycles of lapse and relapse. Many countries in complex situations have embraced the SDGs as part of the solution. Afghanistan, for example, is presenting its plans at this year’s UN High-Level Political Forum, the global platform for SDG follow-up and review. At the same forum, Togo, a self-declared ‘fragile’ state, is showcasing its SDG initiatives for the second year running. And Colombia, one of the masterminds of the SDGs, considers them an integral tool in its peacebuilding process.
Traditionally peace has been approached in sequential and separate steps: first humanitarian rescue; then securing a ceasefire and sending in peacekeepers; next creating a new governing system; and finally investing in economic, social and environmental development. But peacebuilding and development are symbiotic, like getting fit: you would not stop smoking for a month, exercise the next month, then eat well the following month – you would work on all together. This is why the 2030 Agenda that contains the SDGs and the Resolutions on the UN’s peacebuilding architecture call for the dissolution of silos and the advancement of a strongly coherent and integrated approach, recognizing that development, peace and security, and human rights are interlinked and mutually reinforcing.
Asia-Africa Development Council (ADCO) work throughout the world with International Ambassadors and Advisors under the Mentorship of Governing Council. Our Governing Council Board are appointed on the basis of competence and willingness to serve to achieve the founding mission of the Asia Africa Development Council; We have Governing Council Members/Ambassadors and Advisors in different parts of the World and are permitted to conduct officials duties of Asia Africa development Council with Devotion, love and commitment to attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals In line with AADC Strategic Execution Policy 2025.
Council Role and Responsibilities
The Asia Africa Development Council is a public benefit entity whose primary objective is to provide sustainable peace development services for community or social benefit. As per the Directive as a General Assembly held on 2nd Dec 2017 following role and responsibilities laid down by council i.e
(i) Councils are required to make decisions and set directions for promoting the social, cultural, environmental and economic well being of council countries & communities. They also have a responsibility to lead, provide for and contribute to the good governance of their communities.
(ii) Provide directly or on behalf of central government, adequate, equitable and appropriate services and facilities for the community
(iii) Ensure that the services provided are managed efficiently and effectively exercise community leadership
(iv) Exercise its functions in a manner that is consistent with and actively promotes the principle of cultural diversity
(v) Manage, protect, develop, restore, enhance and conserve the environment
(vi) Account for and manage assets for which it is responsible
(vii) Facilitate involvement of councilors, member of the public, users of facilities and services and council staff in the development, improvement and co-ordination of local government
(viii) Raise funds for local purposes by way of rates, charges and fees and investments, loans and grants
(ix) Keep the local community informed about its activities
(x) Ensure that in the exercise of its regulatory functions it acts without bias Act as a responsible employer.