Conflict and Fragility Liberia Report

05 Dec 2012
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Summary

The report highlights a Global Thematic Consultation on Conflict and Fragility and the Post-2015 Development Agenda which took place on 29-30 November 2012 in Monrovia, Liberia.  The consultation was held under the leadership of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (UNPBSO), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and jointly co-hosted by the Governments of Liberia and Finland

Highlights

  • The attainment of positive, sustainable peace depends on addressing drivers of violence and developing institutions and approaches that will foster a more peaceful society.
  • Participants identified among other gaps in the MDG framework the critical absence of natural resources management and governance and the impact and role of women, girls and youth on development.
  • Shared recognition that achieving peace is a multidimensional endeavor and agreement with the United Nations Task Team report that peace can no longer be separated from the world’s development framework.
  • The participants welcomed the progressive development of the New Deal and the Peace building and State building goals by the g7+ and believed the post-2015 framework should be informed by these concepts in crafting commitments that would address conflicts in fragile states.

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