In the context of increased violent conflicts between ethnic groups, people of different religions, development of terrorist organizations, and easiness with which young individuals join such ideology, addressing the issue of a relationship between sustainable development and peace becomes a high priority. We assume that sustainable development is impossible without peace, and that we cannot have peace without sustainable development.
Therefore the mission of GNSD is to educate youth about principles of environmental and economic sustainability, as well as about importance of non-violent conflict resolutions.
We intend to involve youth in realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by creating in high schools worldwide Sustainability Clubs for Peace and Peace Clubs for Sustainability, These clubs will promote the idea of Global Citizenship, involve their members in community projects addressing protection of environment and sustainable economic development, as well as instill in youth the value of non-violent conflict resolutions. GNSD also provides an Internet platform allowing youth to maintain a dialog with members of the clubs across the world.