Virtual Secretariat for g7+ Parliamentary Assembly

“We, the member countries of the g7+, believe fragile states are characterized and classified through the lens of the developed rather than through the eyes of the developing.” – g7+ Statement, 10 April 2010, Dili, Timor-Leste

About g7+

“The g7+ knows from bitter experience that without peace and stability there can be no development, and that conflict is development in reverse.” H.E. Ms. Sofia Borges, Ambassador of Timor-Leste for the United Nations.

The g7+ is a voluntary association of countries that are or have been affected by conflict and are now in transition to the next stage of development. The g7+ group of countries was established to give a collective voice to conflict-affected states, and a platform for learning and support between member countries. The group, currently comprised of 20 countries, promotes country-owned and country-led planning mechanisms and recommends major changes in the way international partners engage in conflict-affected environments.

The g7+ Parliamentary Assembly

Inspired by Fragile-to-Fragile cooperation (F2F), the g7+ Parliamentary Assembly has been designed as a cooperation platform among the twenty parliaments that comprise the g7+ group of countries affected by conflict and fragility to provide support to each other, namely in matters related to peace, resilience, and development. “Parliaments enable the alignment of national priorities with the international development agenda”. Following are the main functions of  the g7+ Parliamentary Assembly include 1) Sharing experiences through peer learning; 2) Implementing international best practices; 3) Developing models of Change; 4) Implementing Common Institutional strengthening Programmes; 5) Parliament Cooperation Agreements

Our Work

New Deal for engagement in Fragile states

Bring together g7+ members and donors through an agreed new set of principles for engaging in fragile situations. The New Deal calls for country-led peace-building and state-building goals (PSGs) to be prioritized at country level by government and development partners. The PSGs are 1) Inclusive Politics ; 2) Security; 3) Access to Justice; 4) Economic Foundations through sustainable employment; 5) Build capacity

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The g7+ seek to support the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs in its member countries. The group advocates for a special attention to be granted to the countries in a fragile situation in the implementation of Agenda 2030 due to the peculiarity of their challenges. The g7+ monitors progress across SDGs on the key areas which are common to the membership and endorsed g7+ joint tracking of 20 SDG indicators.

Peer Learning and Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation

Promote Peer-to-peer learning using Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation (F2F) concept. F2F aims at mobilising cooperation among member countries, developing a network to share knowledge and expertise among them, and applying the collective skills of the group to the specific challenges each country faces.

 

Functions of Virtual Secretariat

News feeds & updates

News feed for quick updates, posts, queries from members can post in news feed

E-consultations with Member Countries

facilitate e-discussion to get input/ feedback and comments from within the organization and its members on drafting documents (any documents requiring inputs)

Endorsements/ Decision Making

Type-one form can be created for any final endorsements or any other type of inputs required from members countries

Mapping of Parliamentary elections

This can be elaborated based on the type of content and engagement required. Blogs from members can also be included here.

Publications

Good Practices Thematic SeriesPublications
September 14, 2021

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Scaling up Made-in-Africa Solutions

The United Nations Office of South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) produces a series of good practices publications that highlight Southern good practices presented by the Member States, United Nations agencies, intergovernmental organizations,…
Publications
September 10, 2021

South-South Cooperation as a Mode of Engagement: Innovative Programme Solutions (UNFPA, 2021)

As UNFPA considers South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) as one of its strategic accelerators for results under the Strategic Plan 2022-2025, it is pleased to present this second set of…
Publications
September 8, 2021

APRM Working Paper: South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the Face of COVID-19: A Quest for Resilience in Africa

Forced to adjust its relatively upbeat economic forecast issued earlier in 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) declared that the world would enter a recession due to COVID-19. Despite lockdowns,…
Publications
September 8, 2021

Leveraging Triangular Partnerships to Respond to COVID-19 and Build Back Better from the Pandemic

This policy brief is a publication by the Global Partnership Initiative (GPI) on Effective Triangular Co-operation. The challenges posed by COVID-19 are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. In…

News and Events

Eventsg7+
August 11, 2020

Fragility Forum 2020: Partnering for Development & Peace, June 08-August 31 2020

When: June 08-August 31, 2020 Contact:  fragilityforum@worldbank.org For more information, click here. To register online, click here. The  Fragility Forum is a high-level event organized by the World Bank Group which…
Eventsg7+
February 23, 2020

5th Annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs – New York (Postponed)

Background The Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development established the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) to support the achievement of the SDGs. The TFM comprises…
g7+
February 19, 2020

The g7+ Justice Ministerial Meeting

Eventsg7+
January 23, 2020

High-level Political Forum 2020 – New York, 7-16 July 2020

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2020 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Tuesday, 7 July, to Thursday,…