Leaving No One Behind - From promise to reality


Date 19 July 2016

Time 13.15-14.30 EDT

Location UK Mission, One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, 885 Second Avenue, New York City

The first High Level Political Forum to consider the implementation and review of the Global Goals focuses on the cross-cutting aspiration of ‘Leaving no one behind’ but how can we work in partnership to make this bold promise a reality? What steps are being taken to deepen our understanding of the challenges and perspectives of those who are being left behind and what works to tackle extreme poverty and exclusion? How can all actors come together to ensure that the voices of those left behind are brought to the forefront in policy and practice, so that those who are furthest behind can be reached first?

Working in partnership around the world, key international organisations have come together to launch a new global initiative: the Leave No One Behind partnership. It sets out a shared approach to:

Examine: we will establish a baseline of who are the groups that have been left behind, through a data led approach; as well as identify those at risk, where they are and monitor their progress annually;

Engage: we will develop a visual presentation for awareness-raising, built from the real stories of those who are being left behind;

Empower: we will set out a partnership to build local voices for action and accountability to ensure no-one is left behind in their countries

Moderator Danny Sriskandarajah, Secretary General, CIVICUS

Panel 1 – Welcome and introduction to the aims of the Leave No One Behind Partnership:

UK DFID Representative; Patrick Birungi, Ugandan Planning Authority; Harpinder Collacott, Development Initiatives; Kate Garvey, Project Everyone

Panel 2 – Key constituency perspectives, identifying challenges and ways forward:

Esther Kyozira, International Disability Alliance; Roberto Borrero, Indigenous Peoples Major Group; Women’s Major Group (TBC); Sylvia Beales, Stakeholder Group
on Ageing; Richard Ssewakiryanga, Uganda National NGO Forum

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