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Building Peaceful States: The New Deal

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(c) Curt Carnemark/World Bank, Portrait of a young boy

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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Christian Friis Bach is @christianfbach
Ben Knapen is @KnapenBen
Andrew Mitchell is @DFID_UK
Joachim von Amsberg is @jvonamsberg

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