The Keough School | December 31, 2019
The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs joins a broad coalition of international development organizations in applauding the passage of the bipartisan Global Fragility Act (as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020), which was signed into law today. This bold legislation establishes the first-ever comprehensive US government approach to engaging with the most fragile countries in the world.
With more than 70 million people displaced globally—largely due to violence and conflict—enacting the Global Fragility Act offers hope for addressing this crisis and building a more stable, peaceful world. It will ensure that US diplomatic, development, and defense agencies are working together to reduce violence in high-priority, fragile countries.
In keeping with Notre Dame’s mission to place scholarship in service to the common good, Keough School scholarship and policy engagement focuses on identifying effective and ethical responses to poverty, conflict, disease, oppression, and other threats to human dignity around the globe. Therefore, we believe this whole-of-government approach to preventing tomorrow’s conflicts and building sustainable peace offers tremendous hope.
Congratulations to the many dedicated champions of the Global Fragility Act, especially the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Mercy Corps, and Search for Common Ground. Their leadership in promoting this legislation amplifies the work they do every day to promote security and prosperity in some of the most vulnerable regions of the world.
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