Timor-Leste announces the donation of USD 1.5 Million to the Central African Republic during the High-Level Side Event on “Peer Learning Among Conflict-Affected Countries”, organized by the g7+ and the United Nations Peacebuiding Commission
The g7+ group met with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank Group (WBG) President, and his senior management on Saturday 16 April 2016 during the WB/IMF Spring Meetings 2016. The meeting, which takes place twice a year (at the Spring and Annual Meetings) between the g7+ group and the WBG senior management, provides a regular opportunity for both sides to discuss how better to address the challenges of fragility.
President Ashraf Ghani officially opened the 4th g7+ Ministerial meeting in Kabul on Wednesday and said Afghanistan has made enormous strides over the past 15 years with the help of the international community.
But he said stability in the country was the responsibility of government and that all Afghan leaders need to focus on reforms.
On the issue of corruption, Ghani said although government has condemned the scourge it has not taken enough practical steps to stamp it out.
A Joint high-level IDPS mission went to Mogadishu, Somalia on the 9th of November 2015. The delegation included H.E. Minister Isabella Lovin, the co-chair of IDPS, Mr. Habib Mayar, Deputy General Secretary of g7+ Secretariat (representing g7+ chair), Mr. Mikael Lindval, Swedish Ambassador to Somalia and Swedish team from Stockholm.
g7+ Ministers met in group with the World Bank president, Dr.Jim Yong Kim and his vice presidents during the world Bank/IMF annual meeting in Lima, Peru on 11 September 2015. During the meeting, the chair of the g7+, H.E. Kaifala Marah thanked Dr. Kim for his continued support for the countries affected by conflict and fragility. Underlining the concentration of the extreme poverty in Fragile and conflict countries which can risk the achievement of shared prosperity, he emphasized on conceptualized and country sensitive support for these countries.
The g7 + congratulated Sierra Leone for official end-keeping mission of the United Nations peace announced by the President of Sierra Leone, HE Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, and the Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-moon in a Freetown event March 5. This transition is an important step in the progress of Sierra Leone fragility to resilience. The United Nations Integrated Office for Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL in English) was established fifteen years ago. The UN will continue to support Sierra Leone but by targeting the long-term development.
Several articles on the g7+ have been featured in Foreign Policy Magazine’s special advertising supplement “Timor-Leste Now”. The articles can be accessed on the Foreign Policy “Timor-Leste Now” website by clicking here.