No matter how many other goals we achieve, without peace and justice, everything else can so easily come crashing down.
Injustice, corruption, a lack of access to information or a way to hold leaders to account will undermine development everywhere. Conflict tears families living normal lives from their homes, and turns them into refugees fighting for survival overnight. That’s why this goal is crucial in the fight against extreme poverty.
Citizens should be able to have a say in how their country is run. They should be able to get hold of data that shows what governments and companies are doing, and hold them to account for their actions. It sounds simple, but we also need to make sure every person is counted, so there are enough basic services like schools and hospitals for people to thrive.