"The g7+ is a voluntary association of 20 countries that are or have been affected by conflict and are now in transition to the next stage of development."
The g7+ is a voluntary association of 20 countries that are or have been affected by conflict and are now in transition to the next stage of development. The main objective of the g7+ is to share experiences and learn from one another, and to advocate for reforms to the way the international community engages in conflict-affected states. Read more here.
Mr. Habib Mayar, Deputy General Secretary of the g7+ Secretariat, presenting in Financing for Development (FfD) discussions in Beijing, China - (24/03/2015), advocating for Fragility and Conflict Affected Situations (FCAS) for the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Photo by cspps.org
Launch of new booklet: 'Natural resources in g7+ countries': As part of the g7+'s pioneering efforts to improve understanding, peer-learning and support between countries affected by conflict, the g7+ Secretariat is proud to launch the report booklet on Natural Resources in g7+ countries [NRM Booklet]. One of the biggest challenges that conflict-affected states face is in mobilising the resources required to adequately invest in their development. The natural resource sector in fragile states is critical to such resource-mobilisation efforts, as many g7+ countries are rich in mineral, oil and other resources, which if properly managed can provide an important long-term stream of independent revenue.
This booklet offers an overview of natural resources in g7+ countries. It provides key information on the known resources in each country, the main extractive industries, the legal and fiscal frameworks in place for managing natural resources and issues related to governance and transparency. The booklet forms part of an emerging g7+ research and peer-learning programme, an important part of our 'Fragile-to-Fragile' or F2F cooperation. It is designed to be a practical source of knowledge-sharing on extractives, and will be continuously updated and developed over time. The report is available in both English and French, and can be downloaded from our website here: [add address]. For more information about this work, please email us at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
There are several NEW additions in our resources area including recent statements, the g7+ 2013 Annual Report and Portuguese language versions of key g7+ documents.
Other publications including Fragility Assessments and Compacts completed by g7+ countries as well as relevant external articles can be found in the Publications page.