An Attainable reality

In a world confronted by the highest number of violent conflicts since the Second World War (United Nations, 2023), the pursuit of peace seems more elusive than ever. Underlying geopolitical tensions, combined with the eruption of active hostilities across multiple regions of the world, are contributing to an unstable global order marked by polarizing narratives. The clash between liberal democratic values and extremist ideologies, intensified by the rise of populist leaders, is exacerbating societal divisions, resulting in human rights violations and eroding trust in institutions.

Achieving peace requires a paradigm shift in our approach to relationships, emphasizing intergenerational dialogue and multilateral cooperation as stepping-stones towards conflict mitigation and the restoration of global unity. Amidst these challenges, the year 2024 stands out as a pivotal moment, holding the potential for significant change, as it unfolds as the biggest election year in history (The Economist, 2023).

In what ways can we drive accountability for a more peaceful world?

How do we bridge ideological divides to restore trust in institutions and heal societal fractures?

What are the most critical challenges the world will face if populist leaders continue to gain power?