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Cordaid at Second High-Level Meeting in Nairobi

Today, Cordaid is lead in the organization of the plenary session ‘Leave no one Behind'(LNOB) at the Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) in Nairobi. 

The objective of the event is to use new country-level insights and civil society initiatives to shape action on four priority challenges in meeting the ambitions of the LNOB agenda:

  • gaining better information on who is left behind and why;
  • giving a voice to people who are left behind
  • understanding which policies are effective for better outcomes for the poorest, most vulnerable and marginalized people
  • exploring options for a global repository of case studies and best practice on LNOB

Izabella Toth (lobby and advocacy officer) says:

“The SDG conference last year in New York was About the What. The 2nd High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) was About the How, and the importance of working in partnership to achieve sustainable development. The GPEDC is SDG17 in practice.

Cordaid is grateful to have been able to contribute directly to this process and content, by being the lead of a multi-stakeholder partnership of a full year with governments and other institutions towards the high level plenary “Our greatest Challenge: leave no one behind” with focus on people living in fragile states and marginalized in middle-income countries.

Now the talk has been talked, the walk must begin. Cordaid takes up the challenge to continue its commitment to work in partnerships towards leaving no one behind on areas and in the challenging states and contexts we work in. Like minister Ploumen said in the closing: “Ask yourself every night whether you have done enough to further the agenda of leaving no one behind”.

> Read the position paper of 400 Civil Society Organizations from around the globe, in which they reflect on the outcome of HLM2.

Cover photo: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.