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What Peace means to you

Peace research pioneer Johan Galtung distinguished two types of peace:
Positive Peace and Negative Peace.

Negative Peace is defined by the absence of war and violence, and does not capture a society’s tendencies towards stability and harmony.

Different from Negative Peace, Positive Peace is:

  • defined by a more lasting peace

  • built on sustainable investments in economic and societal aspects that foster peace

  • can be used to gauge the resilience of a society

  • ability to absorb shocks without falling into conflict

RAGFP Hong Kong & Macao Chapter is committed to the promotion of the concept of positive peace to the Rotary network.

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Eight Pillars of Peace

In 2013 the Institute for Economics and Peace released a report on the Pillars of Peace. It provides an understanding of the factors associated with peaceful societies.


The research defines eight key Pillars that underpin peace.

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
of the United Nations

The UN SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including:


Climate change
Environmental degradation
Peace and Justice

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