First GPEDC Senior Level Meeting Held in New York

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The First Senior Level Meeting (SLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) was held from July 13 to 14 at the UN Headquarters in New York, on the margins of the UN HLFP on Sustainable Development, bringing together more than 500 key representatives from development actors around the world, including our Balkan representative – Simona Ognenovska. CPDE representatives participating agreed on the following: a) call for stronger commitment to accelerate progress in implementation through engaging the results of the 3rd Monitoring Round and CPDE’s own CSO report and getting broader buy-in on the GPEDC Global Action Plan; b) call for concrete actions regarding enabling environment and reversing the trend of closing civic spaces; c) promote effectiveness, accountability principles, and human rights-based approaches in the discourse on private sector engagement in development cooperation; d) solicit high level political support for the Belgrade Call to Action and Action Agenda; and e) promote the CPDE Manifesto and the Beirut Declaration. Read more here.

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