Paris, 2nd December 2016 – Commenting from the meeting David Croft, BIAC Development Chair, said “For the Sustainable Development Goals to be effectively implemented the widespread support and cooperation of the private sector is crucial. Deepening successful and inclusive partnerships with business was rightly a key theme at this second High Level Meeting of the GPEDC and this approach is very welcome. Going forward we must recognize that fostering economic growth is fundamental to sustainable development and business is committed to working with other development actors to achieve this goal.”
About the 2nd High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
The Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) aims to amplify the positive impact of development cooperation over the next 15 years. Hosted by the Government of Kenya, the meeting took place in Nairobi on 28 November – 1 December 2016. HLM2:
- took stock of the implementation of development effectiveness principles and commitments
- provided a learning space on development effectiveness, showcasing successful examples
- identified innovative approaches to sustainable development that can be scaled up
- positioned the Global Partnership to effectively contribute to implementation of the SDGs and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.