The Stockholm Declaration outlines what members of the International Dialogue must do to revive commitment to the New Deal, and take it the next level, to achieve the UN's ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, leaving no one behind - particularly in fragile and conflict affected environments.more »
The Independent Review of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, conducted by the Centre on International Cooperation (CIC), has just been released. To download the report, and to learn more about the Independent Review, click on "more".more »
This International Dialogue panel event, titled Tackling Conflict and Fragility Through Global Norm Setting: Reflecting on the Experience of the New Deal and the International Dialogue, provided the first opportunity to share and reflect on the outcomes of the Independent Review of the New Deal and the International Dialogue.more »
The 18th Steering Group meeting took place in Washington, D.C. on 29 February 2016 at House of Sweden, marking an important decision-making opportunity for Steering Group members to agree on the future of the International Dialogue – what is should do, how it should be structured, and with whom it should ally – in order to drive the New Deal forward in the context of the 2030 Agenda.more »
The Effective Institutions Platform (EIP) and the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS) joined different branches of the federal government of Somalia and development partners for the Somalia High Level Partnership Forum held in Istanbul from 23th to 25th February 2016.more »
The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding is the first forum for political dialogue to bring together countries affected by conflict and fragility, development partners, and civil society. The International Dialogue is composed of members of the International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF), the g7+ group of fragile and conflict-affected states, and the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS). The International Dialogue is led by H.E. Momodu Lamin Kargbo, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Sierra Leone, and H.E. Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden.
The New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States is a key agreement between fragile and conflict affected states, international development partners and civil society to improve current development policy and practice in fragile states. Countries committed themselves to pursuing more political ways of working to address the root causes of conflict and fragility and to channelling investments in fragile states in line with basic but adapted aid effectiveness principles. The New Deal calls for five Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs) to be at the forefront of all international efforts in fragile and conflict-affected countries. It was crafted by the International Dialogue and signed by more than 40 countries and organizations at the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness on November 30th 2011 in Busan, Korea.
This Conceptual Note is intended for national actors and their international partners operating in countries affected by fragility and conflict. Its purpose is to support their efforts to realise the 2030 Agenda, including but not limited to SDG 16, using the principles of the New Deal. This can be achieved by: 1) Supporting country-owned transitions towards resilience through prioritisation and sequencing of the SDGs in ways that take account of conflict and fragility; 2) maximising the possibility for greater coherence and accountability between country-led planning, stakeholder consultation processes, and partner support; and 3) working to ensure results are sustainable.
This brochure provides an overview of the key standards that can facilitate responsible business conduct in conflict-affected and fragile environments, and explains the challenges commonly faced therein. Indeed, while businesses can contribute to peace and social cohesion by creating jobs and boosting the economy, they run the risk of deepening tensions through corrupt practices and rights violations. By implementing international guidelines, therefore, businesses can reduce any harm potentially brought about by their activities and enhance their ability to contribute to peace.