Launch of the IDPS 2019-21 Peace Vision
The IDPS 2019-21 Peace Vision (French version) was successfully launched on 15 July 2019 during a side event at the High-level Political Forum in New York. The Peace Vision is a jointly developed framework that builds on existing international agendas including the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda, the Sustaining Peace Agenda, the Conflict Prevention Agenda and the United Nations/World Bank’s Pathways for Peace report.
Through the collective efforts of each of the IDPS constituencies to strengthen peacebuilding, statebuilding and the Sustaining Peace and Conflict Prevention Agendas, members of the IDPS commit to making progress on the thematic priorities of the IDPS 2019-2021 Peace Vision in the following ways:
Intensify our peacebuilding and conflict prevention efforts:
1. Strengthen peacebuilding and conflict prevention efforts by seeking to increase spending on conflict prevention efforts by 2021.
2. Develop a baseline of overall spending on peacebuilding and conflict prevention efforts in g7+ countries in 2019 and use this as an awareness-raising tool.
3. Hold high-level political dialogues/fragile-to-fragile learning events in g7+ countries around the Vision’s themes (e.g., on increasing civic space, threats to national cohesion, implementing the Pathways for Peace recommendations).
Ensure inclusivity and alignment:
4. Mainstream the protection of civil society space and gender sensitivity throughout the range of IDPS activities and advocate for effective and inclusive civil society participation, including of young people, in peacebuilding and conflict prevention efforts at all levels.
5. Strengthen peacebuilding and conflict prevention efforts by seeking to increase dedicated spending on gender equality and women’s empowerment as an important objective of ODA, which has stagnated at four per cent of bilateral aid. 11
6. Support and facilitate the inclusion of women and young people in peace processes in conflict-affected countries.
7. Promote the systematic integration of gender sensitivity within country-owned and led planning tools and frameworks designed for fragile contexts to guide development planning, mutual accountability and political compacts.
8. Encourage the use of inclusive country-led and -owned national fragility and resilience assessment processes to guide peacebuilding and statebuilding.
Encourage private sector responsibility:
9. Increase awareness about the role of the private sector in contributing to peacebuilding efforts in conflict-affected situations, with a focus on natural resource management.
10. Forge new partnerships with initiatives such as the UN Global Compact Action Platform for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and actors, such as the Peace Research Institute Oslo’s business and peace research group, to improve the private sector’s capability to be effective peacebuilders.
Read here the each of the IDPS constituencies (CSPPS, g7+ and INCAF) own commitments, for each one of the Peace Vision’s thematic priorities!