The International Dialogue
Since the beginning of 2015, Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin has been Co-chair of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS). The IDPS is a forum for political dialogue between conflict-affected states, international donors and civil society, aiming to contribute to successful transitions from conflict to peace.
High-level meeting in Stockholm adopts the Stockholm Declaration against war and conflicts
On 5 April, leaders from countries affected by conflict, donor countries, the UN and civil society organisations will meet in Stockholm. Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin will host the meeting, where some 40 countries and organisations are set to agree on a declaration – the Stockholm Declaration – on how to strengthen efforts to prevent conflicts and create the conditions for lasting peace.
Minister for International Development Cooperation to South Sudan
Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin is in Juba, South Sudan to participate at UN Women panel discussion celebrating International Women’s Day, 8 March 2016.
Isabella Lövin new co-Chair on work against war and conflict
The OECD’s International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) has appointed Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin as its representative in the post of co-Chair of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS).
The New Deal – five goals for peacebuilding and statebuilding:
• Legitimate politics – foster inclusive political settlements.
• Security – establish and strengthen people’s security.
• Justice – address people’s access to justice and confidence in the judicial system.
• Economy – strengthen economic foundations, generate employment and improve livelihoods.
• Revenues and services – increase and improve management of state revenues and build capacity for service delivery.
The g7+ is a voluntary association of 20 countries that are or have been affected by conflict. The main objective of the g7+ is to share experiences and advocate for reforms to the way the international community engages in fragile and conflict-affected states.
The International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) was established in 2009 as a subsidiary body of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). It brings together governments and international organisations to develop and improve methods for international responses and operations in conflict areas and fragile states.
The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS) is a forum for political dialogue between fragile and conflict-affected states, international donors and civil society, aiming to contribute to successful transitions from conflict to peace.
Some 1.5 billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected states, and they constitute almost half of the world’s poor.
Many of the states that have experienced war and conflict become trapped in a spiral of violence and revert to conflict.
Seventy per cent of fragile states have experienced conflict since 1989.
Thirty per cent of international development cooperation goes to fragile and conflict-affected states.
Isabella Lövin led meeting on peacebuilding
How will countries affected by conflict be able to implement the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This is one of the items on the agenda as the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding met in Paris 4 November, under the leadership of Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin.
Speech by the Minister of Development Cooperation: Implementing the New Development Framework in Countries Affected by Conflict and Fragility
United Nations, New York, 28 September 2015 Check against delivery
Speech by Minister for International Development Cooperation at World Water Week
"As the co-chair of the international dialogue of peace building and state building I daily recognize the need for an inclusive economic and social development to successfully build sustainable peace and resilient states. But without proper water resources there can not be any economic and social development. So water is also a matter of peace, and security."
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