The Charter was adopted when the Platform ZKB was founded in 1998 and still serves as its unifying policy document today. Every new member agrees to the Charter.
On the threshold of the 21st century, the world is facing intolerable levels of violence, especially in intra-state conflicts. Reducing and overcoming this violence requires, as a matter of priority and increasingly, the development of diverse approaches to civil conflict transformation. To this end, it is necessary that non-governmental organisations become increasingly involved and that the capacity in society as a whole for constructive conflict management is strengthened.
The ZKB Platform is a member of the 2030 Agenda Network, which advocates for the ambitious implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in and by Germany. In this context, the Platform is particularly committed to the peace dimension of the Agenda and the implementation of Goal 16, "Peace, Justice and Sustainable Institutions". The Network develops its own concepts and proposals to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals are achieved quickly and lobbies political decision-makers for a shift towards sustainability. Once a year, members of the network publish the machbar report, which examines sustainability issues from different perspectives.