Busan Global Partnership Workshop 2014

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06 November 2014 to 07 November 2014
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It is my sincere hope that you will be able to attend this meeting, thereby contributing to the shaping of an inclusive and effective post-2015 development agenda. In this regard, it would be deeply appreciated if you could please inform us at your earliest convenience whether you are able to attend (please contact by e-mail Ms Seon-ho Jeong on shjeong06@mofa.go.kr and Mr Tak Namgung on tnamgung13@mofa.go.kr with a CC to Ms Hye Ryoung Song on hrsong01@mofa.go.kr).

Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC)

The Government of the Republic of Korea has the pleasure and honour to extend an invitation to you to participate in the 2014 Busan Global Partnership Workshop to be held in Seoul on 6-7 November, 2014.

The Busan Global Partnership or GPEDC (Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation) was launched as a key outcome of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness held in Busan in 2011. Its first-ever high-level plenary dialogue was held in Mexico City last April and a Communiqué “Building Towards an Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda” was adopted. The communiqué highlights “Korea’s initiative on hosting an annual workshop to take stock and bring together partners to review the implementation of the Busan commitments at country level, in order to support building up of evidence-based global high level political dialogue and commitment on effective development cooperation” (para 37).

Against this backdrop, the Workshop will provide a regular, inclusive and showcase forum to support the implementation of the Busan commitments and facilitate the activities of the Busan Building Blocks as well as voluntary initiatives submitted at the Mexico High Level Meeting. It will therefore provide a valuable venue for multi-stakeholders to discuss the political, analytical and technical challenges in the pursuit of effective development cooperation. In particular, the Workshop will address the issues of accountability and monitoring with an emphasis on possible ways to improve the GPEDC monitoring modalities.

There is wide recognition that one of the key challenges in the post-2015 development era is to reach an agreement on how to deliver our post-2015 development goals in a more effective and accountable way. In this context, the Workshop is expected to present an excellent opportunity to further enhance the role of the Busan Global Partnership by clearly demonstrating its value.

As one of the key, tangible outcomes of the Mexico High Level Meeting of GPEDC held in Mexico City last April, this workshop entitled as the “Busan Global Partnership Workshop” will be a crucial opportunity to bridge the Mexico HLM and the upcoming meetings of the Steering Committee, particularly in the post-2015 context. In this sense, your participation at the first-ever Busan Global Partnership Workshop, reflecting your insights as constituency lead in the GPEDC Steering Committee, is highly critical toward the fruitful work of GPEDC.