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Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership: Towards Inclusive and Accelerated Implementation of the 2030 Agenda 28 November–1 December 2016, Nairobi, Kenya

Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership: Towards Inclusive and Accelerated Implementation of the 2030 Agenda
28 November–1 December 2016, Nairobi, Kenya

The Government of Kenya will host the second high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, an inclusive global forum which helps governments, businesses and civil society to work better together to end poverty.
One year after the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Nairobi high-level meeting will prioritise actions to make development co-operation more effective across a diverse group of actors. To achieve the SDGs by 2030, it is vital to agree on specific policies and actions that will minimize transaction costs for developing countries and improve the quality of development co-operation partnerships. Delivering on financial commitments is also essential.

HLM2 – A Platform for the Future
The Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) aims to amplify the positive impact of development co-operation over the next 15 years. Hosted by the Government of Kenya in Nairobi (28 November–1 December 2016), it will:
• take stock of the implementation of development effectiveness principles and commitments
• provide a learning space on development effectiveness, showcasing successful examples
• identify innovative approaches to sustainable development that can be scaled up
• position the Global Partnership to effectively contribute to implementation of the SDGs and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.
Based on inclusive consultation, the HLM2 outcome document will help to shape how existing and new development actors can partner to implement Agenda 2030 and realise the SDGs.

Preparatory days
HLM2 will be preceded by two preparatory days (28–29 November, 2016), providing the opportunity for a range of stakeholders to meet in advance of the High-level Ministerial segment. Forums are planned for civil society, youth, women, parliamentarians, local government, foundations and the private sector. Findings from the Global Partnership's second monitoring round will provide timely input into the discussions.

High-Level Ministerial Segment
The two-day high-level meeting (30 November–1 December 2016) will offer a unique platform for heads of state, ministers, heads of major international organisations and leaders from civil society, the private sector, foundations, local government and parliaments to showcase successes and identify innovative approaches.

The meeting will include seven plenary sessions, parallel discussions on bottlenecks, a series of side events and marketplace stalls for showcasing successful innovation, implementation, and sharing knowledge.

Special Focus on Empowering Women and Youth
Accelerated efforts are needed by all partners to unleash the power of youth and women as dynamic contributors to society. The Government of Kenya will lead special focus discussions on Economic empowerment of women and youth – inclusivity and mainstreaming for effective and accelerated development at the HLM2.

Organisation of the HLM2
The HLM2 is organised by the Government of Kenya with support from the Global Partnership's three co-chairs (Malawi, Mexico and the Netherlands), Steering Committee members and the Joint Support Team provided by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations Development Programme. The Government of Kenya and the Global Partnership's Co-Chairs call on the international community to participate and provide the financial, technical and necessary support required to ensure a successful HLM2 and realisation of the 2030 Agenda.

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