United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for increasing investments in preventative measures to address fragility before it turns into conflict.

Speaking at a World Bank-European Union event in Washington DC,he said  a key trigger common to nearly all conflicts is the element of fragility of States, of institutions, or of societies.

The UN Secretary General said the traditional forms of development aid are not enough and new approaches are needed to create the conditions for investments in building resilience of communities .

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