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The president of the United States of America, Joe Biden, announced on Friday that his administration would implement a new 10-year strategy to contain conflicts with Mozambique among the countries covered by the measure.
The Biden administration’s new strategy is based on a law approved by the US Congress in 2019, establishing that $200 million per year (€181 million) must be allocated to development plans that create long-term stability.
The countries that will benefit from these funds are Mozambique, Haiti, Libya, Papua New Guinea and five West African countries (Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea and Togo), the US government announced.
CSO, along with the broader USG, will turn the #GlobalFragilityAct into action. We look forward to partnering with Coastal West Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, and Togo), Haiti, Libya, Mozambique, and Papua New Guinea to #PromoteStability. https://t.co/UnnkvLSeBk https://t.co/Utem56hxcd
— Anne A. Witkowsky (@CSOAsstSec) April 1, 2022
In a letter made public by the White House, Joe Biden said that the United States should have a leadership position and be “a force for peace and stability in the world, and a nation that can be counted on to work and learn productively alongside the nations of every region to tackle common challenges and strengthen our shared future”.
According to the same document, this new strategy represents a reaffirmation of US leadership to face current challenges, including pandemics, the climate crisis and the rise of autocracies that “believe that democracy and multilateralism cannot deliver in the 21st century”.
The US president said that the images coming from Ukraine are a ” are only the latest reminder ” of the “tragic consequences of global conflict and the need to avert violence before it erupts”
This is why Biden advocated a new strategy based on long-term efforts over 10 years to work with civil society and the countries’ governments concerned to “promote stability, economic development, respect for human rights and gender equality”.
One of the points that distinguish this strategy from others implemented by Washington in the past is that it seeks to look beyond short-term needs and focus on long-term objectives, the White House emphasised.
USGLC applauds the bipartisan vision for implementing the Global Fragility Act. As @POTUS puts it, global peace and security investments “deliver critical returns not only in the nations with whom we’ll be working, but, most of all, here in the U.S.” https://t.co/oo0ewMoQt9
— USGLC (@USGLC) April 1, 2022
Together with our partners, we will implement the 10-year Strategy to Prevent Conflict and #PromoteStability, to build resilience in Haiti, Libya, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea & Coastal West Africa. https://t.co/6dSpLHteYr
— Department of State (@StateDept) April 2, 2022
— Under Secretary Uzra Zeya (@UnderSecStateJ) April 1, 2022