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Global Challenges and their Impact on Conflict-affected States

 

COVID-19, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and climate change are among the main driving factors for the crises affecting the 60 countries targeted in the 2022 OECD State Fragility Report.

The deterioration of the international economic contexts, namely the rising inflation, increase in sovereign and private debts, and the disruption of energy, food production and supply chains, are affecting most States, including the so-called development partners and, consequently, the characteristics and volume of foreign aid.

In addition to economics, political and security issues are impacting sustainable growth and undermining international solidarity. Paradigmatic examples are the deterioration of security environments in Europe and Asia, with the corresponding increase in military expenditure, the non-compliance with commitments regarding cooperation with “Global South” countries or the fight against global warming, and the deterioration of living conditions in the planet.

Therefore, constraints on development cooperation financing do not show signs of reversal in 2023. It is to be expected that, in the face of domestic pressures, governments of “development providers” will experience difficulties in releasing funds for international solidarity, despite successive declarations otherwise, including at COP, G7 or G20 meetings.

 


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PRESS RELEASE "Addressing Fragility and Conflict: A Global Public Good" – from the g7+ and IMF (International Monetary Fund) closed-door Ministerial Conference during the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings that took place in Marrakech.

DECLARATION from the G7+ High Level Summit “Increasing global solidarity, sustaining peace and building resilience in countries affected by conflict and fragility”, 22nd September 2023.


Opening Session

Panel 1 | Peace and Security

Special Session | Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Challenges

Case Study

Panel 2 | Economy and Development

Panel 3 | Energy and Climate Change

Closing Session