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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.

Isabella Lövin led the meeting on peacebuilding in Paris
Isabella Lövin led the meeting on peacebuilding in Paris ´Photo: Gabriel Liljenström

A decision will be taken during today’s meeting on the continued work of the International Dialogue. How countries affected by conflict will be able to implement the new SDGs is one important item to be addressed at the meeting, attended by representatives from conflict-affected countries, international development partners and civil society.  

“Efforts to prevent wars and conflicts are more important than ever. The number of wars is rising and according to forecasts, poverty will be increasingly concentrated in conflict-affected countries. The International Dialogue is an important tool for strengthening peacebuilding efforts,” says Ms Lövin.

Ms Lövin is co-Chair of the International Dialogue, whose work is based on five peacebuilding and statebuilding goals, known as the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. The New Deal, adopted in Busan in 2011, is an agreement between fragile and conflict-affected states, international development partners and civil society organisations to improve support to fragile and conflict-affected states. An evaluation of the New Deal will also be presented at the steering group meeting.

The International Dialogue holds a global meeting at ministerial level once a year. Ms Lövin will announce at today’s meeting that the next ministerial meeting will take place in Stockholm in April 2016.

More information on the International Dialogue:

The Government on the International Dialogue

The International Dialogue

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Annika Flensburg
Press Secretary to Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00