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.
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
'...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 theInternational Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding and the New Deal.’ Read the full document