A Future for the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in the Framework of the Sustaining Peace Agenda?
The IDPS was launched in 2008 with the aim of defining a new framework for engaging with countries affected by fragility and conflict, and was a key player in the formulation and adoption of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States in 2011 in Busan. The Dialogue is an inclusive partnership between g7+ member states, civil society, and donors. It has proved instrumental in promoting the nexus between peace and development, and has championed nationally owned multi-stakeholder approaches to inclusive peace and state-building embedded in the New Deal. The IDPS constructively incorporated civil society into its structure, and advocated for peace to be included in SDG 16 of the 2030 Agenda—a lasting achievement. Through the piloting of the New Deal framework, the Dialogue has also played an important role for example in Timor Leste and Somalia, as well as in the Mano River countries in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.