Leaving No-One Behind: African perspectives

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Date: 
18 July 2016
Venue: 
New York (United Nations Headquarters - Conference Room E)
Contact information: 

GPEDC support team (rufei.wang@undp.org) further information (lauren.smith@undp.org) and (esther.schneider@oecd.org)

 

Organisation: 
Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC), and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency

The Government of Malawi as co-chair of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC), and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency are hosting “Leaving No-One Behind: African perspectives”. The event will take place on Monday, 18 July 2016 from 6:15-7:30 PM, in New York (United Nations Headquarters – Conference Room E).

As a global community we have committed to achieving an ambitious agenda for sustainable development by 2030 and we have promised that we will leave no one behind in doing so. Our greatest challenge is to achieve sustainable development for everyone, everywhere, for all countries and for all groups, particularly the most vulnerable in our societies. Held in the margins of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the high-level side event will offer African perspectives on who is at most risk of being left behind in Sub-Saharan Africa. It will also showcase action being taken to address this challenge, and agree ways in which actors can work together to achieve sustainable development for everyone, everywhere. 

Drawing from a range of high level participants from government, civil society, research institutions, businesses and foundations, discussion will examine the multidimensionality of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa identifying challenges of inequality and marginalisation, share perspectives on how to ensure progress for a youthful and expanding population, and highlight action being taken to reach the most vulnerable including policy settings needed to support this.

We believe that you will add an extremely valuable perspective to this discussion and invite you to participate by sharing your perspective on how development co-operation actors and agencies can better deliver on the challenges of leaving no-one behind. Discussion will also consider how development co-operation actors and agencies can better deliver on the challenge of leaving no one behind, and contribute to the HLPF Ministerial segment’s discussion on policies and policy environments needed to ensure no one is left behind in sub-Saharan Africa.  

We would be grateful if you could kindly confirm your participation in the side event to the GPEDC support team (rufei.wang@undp.org) at your earliest convenience. Should you have any questions or need further information, please contact (lauren.smith@undp.org) and (esther.schneider@oecd.org).