Political realities threaten post-2015 peace and security agenda

Written by Paul Stephens on Devex:

“As the post-2015 process shifts from consultations to negotiations, those involved in shaping the agenda are bracing for the battles that lie ahead.

In the area of peace and security, political objections threaten a general consensus that making development work in conflict-affected and fragile states is critical to any agenda that aims to eliminate global poverty. It is estimated that by 2025, 80 percent of the world’s poor will live in fragile states.

At an event last week at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of International Advanced Studies, representatives from civil society, the United Nations and the U.S. government talked about some of the challenges of getting conflict and security included in the agenda.”

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