Timor-Leste, in its capacity as the Chair of the g7+, gathered g7+ member countries at a forward looking planning session’ at the Ministry of Finance from 25-27 January 2012.
The objective of the meeting was to discuss the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States with a view towards developing an action and implementation plan. In particular, the meeting focused on how to consolidate the g7+ Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs) and develop relevant indicators and strategies to implement the PSGs at the country level. This action plan will be used to take the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States to the 67th UN General Assembly in New York in September 2012 to be adopted as a UN resolution so as to pave the way for the g7+ countries to achieve their MDGs.
The meeting also oversaw the establishment of working groups in order to refine the g7+ definition of fragility and the Fragility Spectrum. These tools will be used to help pilot the New Deal in Timor-Leste, Liberia, DRC, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Afghanistan alongside their development partners.
The g7+ Technical Meeting was facilitated by the g7+ Secretariat in Timor-Leste with participation from representatives of 10 g7+ countries including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Solomon Islands, CAR (Central African Republic), DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), South Sudan, Guinea-Bissau, Chad and Somalia, as well as the representatives of the World Bank Institute (WBI), ODI and OECD.