Lack of political will

Other Names:
Lack of political will to cooperate
Lack of political commitment to act on problems
Political unwillingness to change
Failure of political will

Political will is the magic ingredient of human commitment to a cause which makes things work or make things happen. Without it there is stagnation or, at least, inaction, as expressed in such statements as: "What is missing is political will at the top"; "Lack of political will created difficult obstacles to economic integration"; "It's not a technical problem, it's only a question of political will".


The problem is not lack of laws to care for human rights. The problem is a lack of political will by governments, their silence and their inability to control their own security forces.


Broader Problems:
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
17.04.2019 – 11:12 CEST