World Pulse on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSG)
Ladies and Gentlemen, and Friends of World Pulse,
I am writing about the New Deal today. It is a new deal for working in fragile states, with peacebuilding and statebuilding goals. Over the past few months, since the last UN General Assembly in New York, I have been writing about global efforts for energizing and empowering women. It has not been as much of a dialogue as I would have liked, but I hope that improves.
It is not so tough learning to understand the complexities of social networking platforms, although access to the internet continues to improve, there are still many places without. Good content and trust building are vital.
PSGs aimed at enabling progress towards achieving the best possible outcomes of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, and guiding us as we develop our workplans beyond 2015. There are 5 goals, perhaps directions might be a helpful way of thinking about them, in the new deal:
- Legitimate Politics - this platform has made giant strides towards awareness and inclusion of gender considerations into political settlements and conflict resolutions efforts in troubled states;
- Security - using journalism to give voice to women and children is helping to achieve empowered people in societies that are opening up around the globe today. More and more people and families are rising above absolute poverty, moving away from violence, allowing space for wealth creation efforts to succeed;
- Justice - the voices of women are telling amazing stories on this platform, helping to build networks that are increasingly bringing awareness of issues and problems;
- Economic Foundations - Generation of employment opportunities that build livelihoods has helped create new marketplaces - more than 150 identified by the World Bank group - are allowing almost two billion people to enter the ‘middle class’ in the coming years; and
- Revenues & Services - helping states to improve access to needed services (education, health care, infrastructure capable of improving the quality of lives) in communities means controlling corruption, developing trust and dependability.
The New Deal requires involvement and participation to build the societies that you want to have your children grow up in. It requires you to be involved in identifying and agreeing upon priorities, that are comprehensive and inclusive, to help states both own and manage the processes to move forward into the future.
Are you engaged in this type of process?