Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ending Conflict and Building Peace in Africa

The High-Level Panel on Fragile States in Africa released its report on 15 January 2014 titled "Ending Conflict and Building Peace in Africa: A Call to Action." 

The report identified the following as major challenges facing Africa: youth employment, urbanization, governance of natural resources, climate change, poverty and inequality.  It recommended that African countries increase their focus on the following issues: develop new strategies for youth employment, create new instruments for supporting private investment, empower women, fund infrastructure that improves justice and security, and promote resilience through regional economic cooperation.

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