Heads of State and Government, Ministers, parliamentarians, leaders from international organisations, business, civil society, foundations and other key development players will gather at the Banamex Congress Centre to review global progress in making development co-operation more effective and take steps to boost progress in effective development co-operation.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline of 2015 is fast approaching. Phenomenal gains have been made, yet poverty still afflicts one in seven people around the world – and one in eight still go to bed hungry.
With less than two years to go before the MDG target date, the first Global Partnership High-Level Meeting will reconfirm the importance of effective development co-operation in meeting the MDGs and as a key part of the ‘how’ of the next global development framework.
The two-day forum includes five sessions on critical themes for development, both today and tomorrow:
- Progress on implementing the Busan commitments on effective development co-operation. This session will review progress and take new steps to boost impact of the commitments made at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in 2011. The session will also look at ways to promote inclusive development.
- Tax and domestic resource mobilisation. Participants will take action to step up and support development co-operation so that it can boost tax collection and cut illicit financial flows in developing countries.
- Middle-income countries and effective development co-operation. This session will look at ways to intensify support to poverty reduction and inclusive growth in middle-income countries.
- Knowledge sharing, South-South and triangular co-operation. Global Partnership members will showcase and commit to support development co-operation with and between developing countries, including through knowledge and know-how exchange.
- The private sector and effective development co-operation. Among other initiatives, participants will set a road map for more, better development co-operation between business and governments.
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