Archive – 2017

31 Oct 2017

The Dialogue welcomes the DAC High Level Communiqué, re-affirming commitments to the New Deal principles

In October 2017, at the 51st High Level meeting (HLM), OECD-DAC members released a communiqué entitled “A new DAC: Innovations for the 2030 Agenda” in which they set out their vision to champion the 2030 Agenda. In this vision, they re-affirmed the relevance of the New Deal principles as a means to achieving effective development co-operation and the 2030 Agenda. 

“[…] To contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in its three dimensions (social, environmental, and economic), we aim to improve the quality, results and impact of development cooperation while upholding the integrity of ODA; leverage and catalyse the necessary financing and resources; and apply the principles for effective development co-operation, including the commitment to the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States in the context of the 2030 Agenda.” Read the DAC High Level Communiqué here.

24 Jul 2017

The Role of Young People in Promoting Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

A forum entitled “The Role of Young People in Promoting Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Socities” took place on July 19, 2017 as a side-event to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in New York City. The goal of the event was for participants to exchange information and experiences surrounding the role of youth in conflict-affected and fragile countries, and more specifically with regard to the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2250, which calls for greater inclusion of youth in local, national and international decision-making and peace and statebuilding efforts. Resolution 2250 was created in recognition of the threat to stability and sustainable development caused by the radicalisation of youth. The theory behind the Resolution is that greater youth inclusion in all decision-making arenas will decrease radicalisation and violence, as it will provide young people a say in both their own futures and the future of their country.

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16 May 2017

g7+ Press Release: Poverty Reduction in Conflict-Affected Countries in the Spotlight

The Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, in partnership with the g7+, is co-hosting a conference to discuss the added challenges faced by conflict-affected countries in reducing poverty as an ambition of the Agenda 2030.

The conference will bring together development partners, civil society, non-g7+ countries affected by conflict, donor countries and the secretariats of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) to discuss the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from their perspective.

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24 Jan 2017

Forging Coherence on Two Vital Agendas for Sustainable Peace and Development

Erin McCandless, who on behalf of the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS), serves as the civil society co-chair of the New Deal Implementation Working Group, wrote an essay in anticipation of the High-Level dialogue on Building Sustainable Peace For All: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda and Sustaining Peace. In it McCandless argues that, while frameworks and strategies are a starting point, ongoing ownership is the key to the implementation and realisation of the aspirations embedded in these agendas. Besides reflecting on the two agendas, McCandless reflects on how our experiences from the New Deal – which are inextricably linked to the 2030 Agenda and Sustaining Peace resolutions – offer insight and added value, if effectively utilised, for bringing these two agendas together, on the ground.

You can read her more, including the full essay, on the CSPPS website or on