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26 Dec 2017

g7+ December 2017 Newsletter: summary of a year work in sustaining peace, access to justice and conflict prevention

The 2017 g7+ newsletter captures g7+ advocacy activities around their main thematic work ‘Sustaining peace, access to justice and conflict prevention’. It highlights g7+ important moments for year 2017 (events, workshops, publications etc.) and includes articles on access to fair justice; making, building and sustaining of peace initiatives; conflict prevention to achieve the SDGs; rethinking UN peacekeeping and political mission in g7+ countries; fragmented budgets and (un)sustainable development. The newsletter also features the recent publication on Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation. Read the newsletter here.

11 Dec 2017

What we can learn from Sweden on promoting Sustainable Peace

Since the beginning of 2015, the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Isabella Lövin, has been co-Chair of the International Dialogue. Sweden, which has been a ‘consistent champion of peacebuilding and conflict prevention’, has recently adopted a new global strategy on sustainable peace for 2017-2022. Read more about Sweden and international peacebuilding policy here.

29 Nov 2017

Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation: Voluntarism, Cooperation and Solidarity

On November 29, the g7+ Secretariat with the UN Office of South-South cooperation (UNOSSC) launched a publication on Fragile-to-Fragile (F2F) cooperation in the margin of Global South-South Cooperation Development Expo in Antalya, Turkey.

Developed by the g7+, F2F cooperation describes the support that g7+ member States provide to each other as they transition from fragility and conflict to peace and stability. This publication aims to provide an overview of Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation principles and experiences and to capture achievements to date of several g7+ countries including Central African Republic, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone and South Sudan.  According to Minister Momodu Lamin Kargbo, these examples show “in spite of the difficulties these countries face, they have a lot to offer to each other”. Read the report here.

16 Nov 2017

CSPPS 2016 Annual Report: Building Peace and Resilience in a Changing World

The 2016 Annual Report: Building Peace and Resilience in a Changing World, showcases pioneering work of the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) supporting the implementation of commitments made in context of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States and related policy processes. The report provides an overview of multiple initiatives and continuous efforts to shape and infuse the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, the actualization of the Sustainable Development Goals (i.e. SDG16+) and other related policy processes with peacebuilding values. Readers will find records of milestone events and other highlights of the CSPPS contribution to concerted actions of Civil Society in these arenas in 2016. Download the report here.

07 Nov 2017

The International Dialogue welcomes INCAF communiqué (OECD-DAC), re-affirming commitments to the New Deal principles

In November 2017, at the Director-Level Meeting of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), the International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) members released a communiqué in which they re-affirmed their commitments to the New Deal Principles and their relevance to achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As members of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, we remain committed to the principles of the New Deal. The New Deal supports the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in fragile contexts, by retaining a focus on the specific challenges faced by fragile states as they aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We highly value the tripartite partnership with the g7+ and civil society, which enhances our ability to implement our collective peacebuilding and prevention commitments.”

The International Dialogue welcomes this communiqué in which INCAF members are renewing their commitments to the New Deal and re-asserting the value of the International Dialogue as a unique tri-partite partnership. The International Dialogue secretariat will continue to foster dialogue, mutual accountability and lesson-learning and sharing and to support its three constituencies in their continued efforts to achieving Agenda 2030 and “Leaving no one behind”. Read the INCAF communiqué here.