Category – News

02 Nov 2018

21st Steering Group Meeting

The new IDPS co-chairs, Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau (Canada) and Minister Nabeela Tunis (Sierra Leone), are delighted will convene the next Steering Group Meeting of the International Dialogue  on 12-13 December 2018, at the Lisbon g7+ Hub in Portugal.


11 Oct 2018

Sustaining peace and shared prosperity: The question of fragile states

An interesting article by Habib Ur Mayar Deputy Director of the g7+ Secretariat discussing the kind of effort it would take to tackle state fragility  at a global level.

Read the article here.

04 Oct 2018

A week at the UN General Assembly: Working better and smarter together to prevent crisis

Franck Bousquet, Senior Director of the World Bank Fragility, Conflict, & Violence Group, attended the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) which took place on 18 September – 5 October 2018. The annual gathering provides an opportunity for the international community to discuss some of the most pressing global challenges, innovative solutions to address them and progress since last year.

On this blogpost, Franck shares his experience in participating in several key events on
Fragility, Conflict, and Violence (FCV). Since 2010, the number of major violent conflicts has tripled, and the fragility landscape is becoming even more complex. Violent extremism, climate change, pandemics and food insecurity are on the rise. Conflicts drive 80 percent of all humanitarian needs.


27 Sep 2018

A New report by the IMF on Fragile States has been released

This evaluation assesses the IMF’s engagement with countries in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS) and can be accessed via the following link:

27 Jul 2018

Article | Sustaining Peace and Shared Prosperity: The questions of Fragile States

Mr. Habib Mayar,  the g7+ Deputy General Secretary, has recently published an article entitled 'Sustaining Peace and Shared Prosperity: The questions of Fragile States', in the SAGE, Global Social Policy

The article highlights the g7+ perspective on how to sustain peace through the New Deal. The New Deal has been a central point in the nexus of peace, effective states institutions and development in fragile and conflict affecting settings states - "a phenomenon that has recently found a central space in international discourse on peace, security, and development" by the World Bank and United Nations joint force to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

In summary, the article offers four recommendation to help realising agenda 2030 and sustaining peace in the g7+ countries:

  1. Stop ongoing conflict
  2. International community must recognise states ownership and leadership in the development process
  3. Avoid fragmented plan and aid in assisting Fragile and conflict affected states
  4. Investing in sustainable Infrastructures and strengthening national institutions.


Read the article here