In what has proved to be a historic year for the international development agenda, Minister Lövin in her role as co-chair of the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding works to ensure that our focus is on the most vulnerable people in the most fragile of contexts. In an increasingly fragile and conflict affected world, we are facing enormous challenges that require collective efforts.

Bombs and rockets stopped falling over Gaza and Israel four months ago and most international news outlets left soon after. But for the Gazans, the war is ever present: the loss of family, friends and colleagues, homes and schools destroyed and damaged, the trauma and tragedy.