G8 St Petersburg Declaration on Cooperation and Future Action in Stabilization and Reconstruction: Action Plan

Sectors : Peace-building and peacekeeping
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2006

Commitments in: Peace and security - Peace-building and peacekeeping

“2. The G8 Heads of State commit as a group to establish a more coordinated approach with each other and key external partners to conflict prevention, stabilization and reconstruction that ties together existing initiatives - both inside and outside the G8 - and builds on them, by committing to the following measures:…

…Peace Support Operations: Uphold previous G8 commitments to increase global capability for peace support operations, particularly in Africa, including through support to the Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units (COESPU) in Vicenza, Italy, also including further discussion on possibility of creation of a transportation and logistics support arrangement (TLSA) in 2006, that would address a key capabilities gap in timely reaction to crises, by providing countries with transportation to deploy peace support units and their logistics support in the field…

…Conflict Prevention: Regular exchange of information on how we assess countries at risk; working toward developing common conflict assessment tools by taking existing structures and mechanisms into consideration to help identify and focus adequate attention toward at-risk states and to enhance collaboration on joint response…

…Coordination: Designation of national or organizational focal points (individuals or offices) for coordination of their international response activities...

…Awareness of Capabilities or Gaps: Regular discussion of capabilities of organizations and governments to help us identify gaps that need to be addressed and identified in advance, of capabilities available to particular governments or organizations and prioritizations for use; putting in place mechanisms to ensure that all relevant actors are engaged in dialogue about a crisis as it evolves and are effectively cooperating in contingency planning…

…Strengthening Regional Organizations: Commitment to support development of conflict prevention and conflict response capabilities by regional actors in Africa, Asia, and Latin America…”

Scope: 
International