fragile states

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Taking fragility seriously in financing the SDGs

This post was written by Frauke de Weijer, Senior Policy Officer Conflict, Security and Resilience Programme, ECDPM, on the ECDPM Talking Points blog The recently published OECD report ‘States of Fragility 2015 – Meeting post-2015 ambitions’ presents very interesting facts and figures on the likelihood of fragile states meeting the post-2015 development goals. Until recently, a … Continue reading

Why a Governance SDG is Essential

Written by Martin S Edwards, director of the Centre for UN and Global Governance Studies at Seton Hall University (SHU) on the SHU blog. “Last week Foreign Policy magazine and the Fund For Peace released their annualFragile States Index. This could not have come at a better time. With the discussions regarding the Sustainable Development Goals still in flux as the … Continue reading

Fragile states should not be left behind in development co-operation

Written by Habib Mayar, Senior Policy Specialist at the g7+ Secretariat, writing on the Effective Development Cooperation blog: “Of the 7 billion people in the world, 1.5 billion live in situations of conflict and fragility. The g7+ is a voluntary association bringing together ministers and policy makers from fragile and conflict affected situations to share experiences on the common challenges … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection: Sixth Session of the Open Working Group (OWG) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The 6th session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is now underway at UNHQ in New York. OWG … Continue reading

Supporting the World’s Least Developed Countries

By Denis Fitzgerald, writing on The Interdependent: “The United Nations first devised its list of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 1971. More than 40 years later, only three countries have graduated, which means that their Gross National Income per capita has exceeded $1,190 as of 2012, and they have attained other development and economic indicators. … Continue reading

Needs of Countries in Special Situations: The Time for Priorities and Choices

Ahead of the sixth session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Center on International Cooperation (CIC) put together a workshop co-hosted by H.E Sofia Mesquita Borges of Timor-Leste, and H.E. Jean-Francis Zinsou of Benin. It sought to bring together Small Island Development States (SIDS), landlocked developing countries and least … Continue reading

State of the Least Developed Countries 2013 – The obstacles they face and their place in post-2015

The UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing states (UN OHRLLS) has recently released a report entitled ‘State of the Least Developed Countries 2013: Follow up of the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries’. With a special focus … Continue reading

How to build the world we dream of? Put children at the heart of the new development goals

By David Thomson, Director of Policy & Programmes, World Vision UK What’s next for development? This is the question on everyone’s mind as the 68th session of the UN General Assembly approaches. World Vision, operating with over 60 years of child focussed experience and 45,000 staff, is working with partners across the globe to ensure that the new goals being negotiated … Continue reading

Small Islands Developing States post-2015 meeting

The third and final Regional Preparatory meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) took place in Mahé Seychelles between 17-19th of July 2013. The meeting ended with an outcome document which laid out “regional priorities for the sustainable development of SIDS” (post-2015). The International Conference on SIDS itself will take … Continue reading

Dili International Conference on the post-2015 Agenda

Next week is the Dili International Conference on the post-2015 agenda, which will take place from the 25th-28th of February. This will help fill something of a gap identified in post-2015 discussions to date, by bringing attention to the priorities of fragile and conflict affected states. The focus of the conference is “Development for All: Stop … Continue reading


January 1st, 2016

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