SOAS University of London

GCRF Drugs and (dis)order Research Project

Peace, illicit drugs and the SDGs: a development gap


Date: 11 July 2019Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 11 July 2019Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT)

Type of Event: Launch Event

Four years ago, the United Nations created the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the aim of providing a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” Yet in the SDGS there is no mention of the illicit drug economies that for many marginalised communities around the world have become a vital coping mechanism.

Join us for the launch of the GCRF/Christian Aid policy paper on peace, illicit economies and the SDGs, followed by an expert panel discussion. The panel discussion will focus on how the illicit economies are a development blind spot and how peace agreements deal with this issue, or not.

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The event will be held on Thursday 11 July 2019, 6-8pm Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University, London. 

This Christian Aid policy paper is part of the Global Challenges Research Fund research project Drugs and (dis)order: Building sustainable peacetime economies in the aftermath of war. Working in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar, it asks: “How can war economies be transformed into peace economies in regions experiencing, or recovering, from armed conflict?”