Changing the global conversation
Global norms matter. In a rapidly changing world where urgent issues compete for political attention, the ability to get one's voice heard and change the global conversation is a huge challenge. The International Dialogue has contributed to shaping norms and standards for best practice in countries affected by fragility and conflict around the world, and has done so in an intensely crowded field.
The New Deal, which has been endoresed by over 40 governments and organisations since 2011, emphasizes the need for peacebuilding and statebuilding to be prioritised, in ways that put country ownership and leadership first. It also recognises the primacy of politics, rebuilding state-society relations, and rebuilding shattered institutions as key to resilience and ending recurrent cycles of violence and conflict over the longer term.