President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Announces Country Plan to Implement the U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict
March 30, 2023
Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced country-specific plans for four countries and one region for implementation of the ten-year U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability. The partners are: Papua New Guinea, Haiti, Libya, Mozambique, and the region of Coastal West Africa, which consists of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, and Togo.
The Strategy outlines a U.S. whole-of-government effort designed to foster and achieve better long-term outcomes through integrated diplomacy, development cooperation, and defense-sector engagement. It seeks to address challenges associated with conflict and instability in more effective ways than past stabilization efforts. The Strategy’s development followed in-depth quantitative and qualitative analyses, and robust consultations with local populations and host country governments, peacekeeping and development organizations, and the U.S. Congress.
The Papua New Guinea country plan focuses on the prevention of conflict, including sustainable and equitable economic growth; more professionalized security forces; and building community capacity to more effectively prevent, mitigate, and respond to violence and conflict. It reflects the U.S. Administration’s key priorities of promoting gender equity, bolstering a strong civic space, and building resilience to disruptive events such as the global climate crisis and pandemics. The United States will continue to collaborate with partners in the Papua New Guinean government, civil society, local leaders, and the private sector to implement the ten-year country plan.
Click below for additional information about the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations 10-Year Strategic Plan for Papua New Guinea