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The g7+/PBC High-Level Side Event on Peer-Learning Among Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries on Sustaining Peace and Sustainable Development

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 Peace building Commission

g7+ held a Technical Meeting on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals implementation in g7+ Countries.

The g7+ held a Technical Meeting on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals implementation in g7+ Countries.

The g7+ Technical Meeting on the progress of the implementation of the sustainable Development Goals was held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from 23 to 25 November 2016. The objective were to finalize the monitoring and reporting mechanism of the priority SDG indicators.

Proposed core messages from g7+ to the World Humanitarian Summit Istanbul in Turkey

1. We support the UNSG call in his report “One humanity-Shared Responsibility” to the 5 core priorities, i.e. 1. political leadership to prevent and end conflicts; 2. uphold the norms that safeguard humanity; 3. leave no one behind; 4. change people’s lives — from delivering aid to ending need; and 5. invest in humanity.

2. As we g7+ reiterated in the Kabul Communique of the 4th g7+ Ministerial meeting:

Somali government officially launches the SDG implementation

The government of republic of Somalia officially launched the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDG) implementation at the country level. In a meeting attended by more than 200 participants including government  officials, parliament members, civil society and development partners, Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H. E. Mohamed Omar Arteh indicated the relevance of SDGs to institutional development and to the National Development Plan. The government further reiterated the importance of SDGs to be contextualized and prioritized at the country level. 

g7+ Secretariat Signed Memorandum of Understanding With Columbia University (New York)

The g7+ and the Earth Institute at Columbia University met during the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York to continue discussions and further deepen the  cooperation that began in March 2014 at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Centre. 

Dr. Helder da Costa and Habib Ur Rehman Mayar from the g7+ secretariat agreed with Earth Institute colleagues Marc Levy and Alex Fischer to further strengthen collaboration around technical assistance and research on data for development, including how to support states evaluate and approach the SDG planning.

Chair of g7+, H.E Kaifala Marah visits Timor-Leste, to meet government leaders

H.E. Dr. Kaifala Marah, Minister of Finance and Economic Development of Republic of Sierra-Leone and chair of g7+ visited Dili, Timor-Leste, the host of g7+ Secretariat during 19-22 September. The objective was to further strengthening political buy-in for g7+ and exchange views on how to further strengthen the group of g7+ to tackle development challenges.

The g7+ congratulates its member state Central African Republic on the success of the Bangui Forum

The Chair of the g7+, Dr Kaifala Marah, on behalf of the group congratulates the people and the interim government of Central African Republic (CAR) for the successful Bangui National Forum on National reconciliation held on 4-11 May, 2015. The g7+ commends the efforts of the interim government of CAR in building national cohesion in CAR which is a step forward for lasting peace and resilience in the country. This was highlighted in the speech of H.E. Kay Rala Xanana, former prime minister of republic of Timor-Leste and the eminent person of the g7+ Advisory Council.

Making Financing for Development Work in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States, held on 14 July 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 15/7/2015, At the g7+ side event on the margin of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, speakers and participants discussed making financing for development work in fragile and conflict affected states. The event was co-hosted by Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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