News and Events



April 2014   New Deal for fragile states needs time and political commitment to flourish
"As the development community gears up for the first high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation in Mexico next week - a meeting that will potentially shape the aid landscape for decades to come - now is a good time to reflect on where we have travelled since Busan, and how far we still have to go." Read the full article by Helder da Costa.
March 2014 ‌ ‌‌ Toolkit to make New Deal Gender Sensitive

Integration of a gender perspective into the various aspects of the New Deal.

March 2014 ‌ ‌‌ The UN Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone closes

Closing political office in Sierra Leone, UN shifts focus to long-term development.

January 2014 ‌ ‌‌ Newly elected co-chair

H.E. Pekka Haavisto, Minister for International Development, Finland has been elected co-chair of the International Dialogue

Sept. 2013
‌ ‌‌ New Deal dashboard launched in Liberia

The dashboard will enable tracking international assistance against the key dimensions of peacebuilding and statebuilding in line with the New Deal Peace- and State-building Goals

Sept. 2013
‌ ‌‌ Promoting Peace in the post-2015
development agenda

At a high-level ministerial breakfast meeting, co-hosted by South Sudan, Timor-Leste, and Denmark the note from the co-chairs informed the discussions.

23 Sept. 2013 UN


Sept. 2013
‌ ‌‌ A New Deal for Somalia: a unique opportunity to build a peaceful society
16 September, Brussels

Minister Christian Friis Bach, co-Chair of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, and Mr. Helder da Costa, representing Minister Emilia Pires, co-Chair of the International Dialogue and Chair of the g7+ attended the “New Deal for Somalia” conference in Brussels on 16 September 2013. They welcomed progress in Somalia, the use of the New Deal as a guiding framework for a country-led and country-owned transition, and the adoption of a compact as a key vehicle for partnership and to support a successful transition.
Read the press statement by Minister Bach
The Somali compact

25 June 2013 ‌ ‌‌ Reference to the International Dialogue and New Deal in the Conclusions by the European General Affairs Council

'...the need to ‘Recognise the impossibility of achieving sustainable development in contexts of fragility, violence and armed conflict and the importance of conflict prevention in this regard, and address peace and security and freedom from violence, and the specific needs of fragile states and countries affected by conflict or in a post-conflict situation, building on the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding and the New Deal.’ Read the full document

14 May 2013 ‌ ‌‌ New Deal high level event in Somalia

View the supportive message by Minister Bach

 22 Apr. 2013

International Finance Corporation

IFC Steps Up Activities in Fragile and Conflict Areas to Support Business Growth, Jobs: read more

 22 Apr. 2013

International Peace institute

Peace and Development in the Post-2015 Development Framework: read more
watch the video

 19 Apr. 2013

‌The third Global Meeting of the International Dialogue 

The third Global Meeting of the International Dialogue took place in Washington on 19 April. Read the Washington Communique. Visit the meeting page of the Third global Meeting of the International Dialogue

 19 Mar. 2013

 Working differently in Fragile and conflict-affected situations

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has reviewed its experience to identify ways  to work effectively in settings of conflict and Fragility. Consult the findings in their recent publication: Working differently in fragile and conflict-affected situations.

 1 Feb. 2013

 Post-2015 development framework meeting in Monrovia, Liberia.

H.E. Minister Emilia Pires, Co-chair of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding and Chair of the g7+ forum, delivers a keynote speech at the meeting of the High Level Panel on the post-2015 development framework in Monrovia, Liberia.
Read the Speech / read the communique

 27 Jan. 2013

 A peace agenda for global action

Read Graca Machel’s commentary on the need for a post-2015 agenda to be centered on peace, security, and freedom from fear Read the speech here



Dialogue and relevant
International events

June 2014
17-19 June

4th global meeting of the International Dialogue, Freetown, Sierra Leone

May 2014

g7+ Ministerial Meeting,
Lome Togo

April 2014
15-16 April   First High Level Global Partnership Meeting,
Mexico City, Mexico
15 April, am  

Focus Session: “Leading transitions from conflict and fragility: what to expect from the New Deal and the Peace- and Statebuilding Goals?”

  • From 8:00 - 9:15 CDT, watch the live stream of this focus session via the OECD's YouTube site
  • Follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtags #newdeal and #GPHLM
15 April, pm  

Focus Session: “Partnership for shared Prosperity in Conflict Affected Countries”

1 April  

Addressing Conflict and Fragility in Africa: The High Level Panel on Fragile States, Bruxelles

January 2014

INCAF Director Level Meeting
New York, United States

December 2013

International Dialogue Working Group on new Deal Implementation
Nairobi, Kenya

November 2013
29-30   International Dialogue Steering Group
Kinshasa, DRC
27-28 ‌  g7+Technical Meeting
Kinshasa, DRC
October 2013
11-13   2013 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund
Washington D.C., USA

Brookings Institution
Supporting Fragile States: The Role of Inclusive Growth
Washington D.C., USA

September 2013
Week of 23
  68th United Nations General Assembly
16 The New Deal for Somalia Conference
Brussels, Belgium
July 2013
29-30 ‌  4th g7+ Technical Meeting Addis, Ethiopia
25-26 Steering Committee of the Global Partnership
Addis, Ethiopia
9-10   International Network on conflict and Fragility (INCAF) Task team meeting on Implementation and Reform
Paris, France
8   International Network on conflict and Fragility (INCAF) workshop on Country systems
Paris, France
June 2013
13-14   G8 summit
Fermanagh, N.I., UK
6-7   UNDCF High-Level Symposium on “A renewed global partnership for development for a post-2015 era”
5-6   International Network on conflict and Fragility (INCAF) Plenary Meeting
Paris, France
4   International Network on conflict and Fragility (INCAF) Task Team meeting on Knowledge and Policy
Paris, France
May 2013
29-30   Meeting of the New Deal implementation Working Group
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
28-30   Third g7+ technical meeting
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
27-31   Annual meetings of African Development (AfDB) Group
Marrakech, Morocco
18-22 Annual Meeting of the Islamic Development Bank Dushanbe, Tadjikstan
7 Somalia Conference,
London, UK
April 2013
19 - PM  

Third Global meeting of the International Dialogue
Washington DC

19 - AM  

High Level Dialogue on “Private sector investment and job creation in fragile states” organised by IFC, g7+ with support of Denmark, Washington DC, USA


World Bank / IMF Spring Meetings, Washington, D.C., USA


Global Forum on Development
Paris, France

March 2013

Steering Committee of the Global Partnership
Bali, Indonesia

13-14   Consultation on the post-2015 Development Agenda, hosted by the Government of Indonesia
13   Global Thematic consultation on Conflict and Fragility Helsinki, Finalnd
10-12   New Deal Implementation working group
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1-2   Technical meeting of the g7+
Dili, Timor Leste
February 2013
27-28   INCAF Task Team on Implementation and Reform
Paris, France
26-27   INCAF Human Resources Management workshop
Paris, France
26-28 Feb   International Conference on the post-2015 development Agenda, hosted by the Government of Timor Leste
Dili, Timor Leste
first week   Consultation on the post-2015 Development Agenda hosted by the Government of Liberia