This event takes place as part of the European Development Days and will begin at 10.45 in Room D2 at Tours and Taxis (Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Brussels). Security and development are inextricably linked: there cannot be sustainable development without peace and security while development and poverty eradication are crucial to ensure long-term and viable peace. Instability, conflict, insecurity, violence, organised crime, corruption and other deficit deter investment, hinder trade, divert public social expenditure, and hamper access to education, health and other basic services; they also severely weaken democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Priority focus must of course be on preventive action. Peacebuilding also requires that development partners adopt a comprehensive approach to development which includes improved coordination and action and policies on many fronts including aide, trade and political dialogue. The engagement of the private sector and civil society actors is essential.
- How are international development players adapting their policies to take account of the security-development nexus?
- Are there any examples of good national and international policies which have succeeded in bringing peace and development to a previously troubled country or region?
- What is the role of non-state actors including business, civil society and women in the quest for security and development?
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- Friends of Europe: Security is about more than just military spending, by Shada Islam
- Europe's World: Radical or rational? Why Europe needs strong feminist policies to sustain peace and security, by Sanna Kaskeala
- Debating Europe: What’s the most effective way to fight global poverty?
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The Development Policy Forum (DPF) led by Friends of Europe brings together a number of crucial development actors. This includes the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the United Nations and the World Bank to contribute to the global and European conversation on development.
Europe’s relationship with Asia and Africa is expanding, reflecting the increasing global importance of emerging economies. We track these developments through our Asia Programme and Europe-China Forum, and through our work looking at the EU vision and strategy towards China, India, Japan and ASEAN, and its role in the Asia-Europe Meeting.
Start of registration for the European Development Days
10.45 – 12.00
Policy insight “To achieve Agenda 2030, give peace a chance ‒ Why the security development nexus is vital to implement SDGs”
Amanda Rohde, Programme Executive
Tel: +32 2 893 98 11
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