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High-Level Panel on Fragile States to Launch Report on Ending Conflict and Building Peace in Africa

Event date: 
30-Jan-2014 12:00
Event location: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Event Background

The African Development Bank’s High-Level Panel on Fragile States will launch on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Addis Ababa the report "Ending conflict and building peace in Africa: A call to action".

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the chair of the panel, and President Donald Kaberuka of the African Development Bank will address the African Heads of States at the forthcoming African Union Summit on January 30. The two Presidents will jointly launch the report of the High-Level Panel on Fragile States, which concluded its work after almost a year of country consultations, reviews of emerging trends in conflict and fragility as well as discussions with the key partners and regional economic communities.

The High-Level Panel on Fragile States says that peaceful transitions in Africa need an urgent attention to youth employment, safe urban and rural communities, and sharing of natural resources wealth. They call for a concerted and consolidated effort by all partners and countries together to increase their efforts to address drivers of fragility and promote regional integration and through creative public-private partnerships to manage Africa’s transitions peacefully.

The panel also recommends that the African Development Bank increase its commitment to support AU leadership on political and security transitions and governance standards, in partnership with the regional economic communities (RECs), United Nations, International financial institutions (IFIs), regional and non-regional providers of assistance, and civil society.

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