The global community has committed to achieving an ambitious agenda for sustainable development, promising that no-one will be left behind. We aim to achieve sustainable development for everyone, everywhere – for all countries and groups, and in particular for the most vulnerable in our societies.
This plenary will identify those at most risk of being left behind in two challenging contexts. It will first focus on fragile and conflict affected situations and then turn to people who are marginalized in middle-income countries. It will showcase action being taken to address the challenge of reaching those furthest left behind first, and agree ways in which all partners can work together to achieve effective sustainable development.
Issues to be focused on during the plenary include:
The importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships;
The role of national governments in policy making and enhancing state-citizen relations;
The critical role that development effectiveness principles play in addressing poverty;
Specific actions that each development actor can take to address poverty, inequality, vulnerability and exclusion; and
How to work in partnership to achieve this.
Participants are encouraged to show-case country level examples of transformative action and the importance of systemic rather than single intervention responses.