The European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO), Cordaid and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), in cooperation with the European External Action Service and the European Commission, are organising a Civil Society Dialogue Network (CSDN) meeting on ‘The European Union and the Netherlands’ engagement on fragility: Building on the 2030 Agenda’ which will take place in The Hague, the Netherlands.
In October 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was approved and a specific Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 16) was dedicated to ‘the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.’ How it will be implemented, monitored and evaluated is still under discussion.
The objective of this meeting is to gather analysis and recommendations from civil society on the implementation of SDG 16 by the European Union and its Member States. The first session will look at operationalising SDG 16. The second one will focus on conflict-sensitive statebuilding and will use two case studies: Burundi and Mali.
ECDPM’s Faten Aggad-Clerx will moderate the session on ‘Promoting conflict-sensitive statebuilding’.