Building Peaceful States: The New Deal
Today, more than 1.5 billion people live in conflict-affected and fragile states. These states are the farthest from reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Addressing conflict and fragility requires a fundamental shift in the way international partners and all stakeholders engage in fragile states.
The New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States is a new approach that sets out five Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals, as the foundation to achieving the MDGs, and commits national and international actors to new ways of working to support the building of peaceful states.
A high-profile event being held during the World Bank Spring Meetings will gather leading ministers from the g7+ group of fragile countries, development partners, representatives of civil society, and the private sector, to discuss how to translate the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States into concrete actions and results for people who live in conflict and insecurity.
Christian Friis Bach, Minister for Development, Denmark. Watch him in a 5 minute video.
Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Samura Kamara, Minister of Finance, Sierra Leone
Ben Knapen, Minister of European Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State, Department for International Development, United Kingdom. Watch him in a 5 minute video.
Emilia Pires, Minister of Finance, Timor Leste
Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Finance, Afghanistan
Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President, Operation Policy and Country Services, World Bank
Moderator: Homi Kharas, Deputy Director for the Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution
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