Category – News

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

23 Jul 2018

Article | Dialogue Partnership for Prevention: The International Dialogue in Context of the 2030 Agenda, Sustaining Peace and Conflict Prevention Agenda

"In 2015, the adoption of the 2030 Agenda reaffirmed the key importance of peace as one of the key pillars the agenda is built on. The inclusion of a ‘peace’ goal and related peacebuilding and statebuilding goals in the 2030 Agenda was a landmark achievement following earlier concerted advocacy by the collaborative partnership of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS). The 2030 Agenda acknowledges that each country faces specific challenges in its sustainable development, but advocates that the most fragile countries and countries in situations of conflict and post-conflict deserve special attention. This distinction calls for deeper reflections on the way we engage in fragile and conflict-affected states and how to build on existing frameworks, such as the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States to make the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals a success. This policy dialogue explores the existing opportunities offered by the IDPS partnership, as well as the role the IDPS partnership can potentially play in the landscape of global development frameworks vis-à-vis the 2030 Agenda, and the Sustaining Peace and Conflict Prevention Agendas. First, we briefly look back to where the IDPS partnership comes from with reference to the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. We further examine how the New Deal framework can bolster sustainable peace in fragile and conflict-affected settings. Finally, we point to a key element, inclusion, that is central to preventing conflict and sustaining peace in fragile and conflict-affected states [...]"

On 3 July, Mireille M. Kabasubabo and Peter Van Sluijs from the CSPPS Secretariat published an article entitled 'Dialogue Partnership for Prevention: The International Dialogue in Context of the 2030 Agenda, Sustaining Peace and Conflict Prevention Agendas'. 

Read the article here.

12 Apr 2018

CSPPS Core Group Meeting | The Hague Declaration

The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) held its annual Core Group meeting, gathering its Southern and Northern membership, from 12 to 13 April 2018 in The Hague, The Netherlands. During this meeting, CSPPS members reiterated their support to the New Deal principles, the IDPS partnership and its country level work, notably the country dialogues, for the realization of Agenda 2030, and Conflict prevention and Sustaining peace agenda in contexts affected by conflict and fragility.

Read the Hague Declaration in [ENG] and in [FR].