Global Partnership Nairobi Outcome Document: Critical Role for Local Governments

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The Nairobi Outcome Document was released on 1 December 2016 and will help to shape how existing and new development actors can partner to implement Agenda 2030 and realise the SDGs. The document is the result of an inclusive consultation during the 2nd High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-Operation from 29 Nov-1 Dec 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The outcome document recognizes the critical role of local governments (para 47-48) and commits to ”empower  local governments to localise the SDGs” (summary, para 9 & 73) and strenghten and deepen the partnership with local governments  “to achieve local, national, sub-regional, regional and global development Goals” (para 16).

Further, the principle of “non-executive co-chair in the Leadership of the Global Partnership” that will represent local authorities, parliamentarian, CSOs, trade unions, philanthropy and business sector is included in Annex 1. As UCLG points out, this is “an important innovation to foster mutual accountability and broad democratic accountability in multilateral fora”.

Please visit the Global Partnership website for further information.