UN Development Programme hosts Global Meeting on Supporting Core Government Functions in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings in Jordan

Jan 12, 2017

Amman - Over 75 seasoned governance practitioners, economists, senior government representatives, and eminent global scholars from over 14 countries impacted by fragility, conflict and violence from around the globe will meet from January 16-18, 2017 at the Dead Sea, Jordan, to discuss how the United Nations and the global community as a whole can build a stronger foundation for conflict prevention, peacebuilding and statebuilding.

The UN Development Programme (UNDP), in cooperation with the World Bank Group, is hosting this Global Meeting titled “Supporting Core Government Functions in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings.” The meeting focuses on key trends and lessons learned from a wide array of country-level experiences, including Afghanistan, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea Bissau, Kosovo, Libya, Myanmar, Palestine, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Somalia, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, and Yemen.

The meeting will discuss how the UN, international financial institutions and other development partners can provide more timely, effective and integrated support to restore/rebuild the basic functionality of government in the aftermath of conflict, as part of the 2030 Agenda and the 2016 UN Security Council resolution on Sustaining Peace. It will also explore new areas of dialogue and collaboration across the UN development system, and with national governments, regional and bilateral partners, IFIs and global community of policy and practice.

The opening session of this Global Meeting will include a high-level panel discussion of “The centrality of core government functions to the post-conflict recovery capacity of a nation and the resilience of its institutions for sustainable peace. The panel will feature senior government representatives, key donors, and development partners, including H.E. Dr. Dionisio Babo Soares, Minister of State and Coordinator of State Administration Affairs, Government of Timor-Leste; Abdi Dirshe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Government of Somalia; Deborah Wetzel, Senior Director, Governance Global Practice, World Bank; Marcel Stoessel, Senior Advisor, Fragility, Conflict, Violence, Division Global Institutions, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation; and Eirin Mobekk, Policy Director, Section for Development Strategy and Governance, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. Patrick Keuleers, Director of UNDP’s Governance and Peacebuilding Division in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, will gove opening remarks and moderate the high-level panel.

Contact information

Aditi Hate at aditi.hate@undp.org/ +1 202-812-2383 or Corrado Quinto at corrado.quinto@undp.org

The opening session will be live webcast in English and Spanish http://webtv.un.org/.

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