BUJUMBURA November 15 (ABP) – The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the 2015-2013 deadline have been transferred to the National Development Plan (NDP 2018-2027) as part of the “New Deal” that represents the States that are making efforts to build a better future for their respective peoples. This was said in Bujumbura on Thursday by Mrs. Pascasie Barampama, focal point of the Civil Society Platform for Peace and State building (CSPPS) and Deputy Chairperson of the Women and Peace Network (RFP).

Mrs. Barampama, who was speaking at a panel on the New Deal monitoring by a Burundian NGO called “La Fontaine Isoko”, said there is a link between the SDGs, the NDP and the New Deal. Indeed, she explained, the ultimate goal of the New Deal is to improve development policy and current practices in fragile States affected by conflict. In contrast, the SDGs are included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

She added that achieving the SDGs requires an appropriate policy framework to enable fragile States to achieve them; hence the importance of the New Deal. Developed through “International Development for Peace and State building” (IDPS), the New Deal was ratified by more than 40 countries at the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness organized in Busan, South Korea.

Note that this panel was attended by a government representative, a representative of the technical and financial partners (TFPs) and a representative of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

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