Trade Union reactions to GPEDC HLM2 Outcome Document first draft

The Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC): Towards Inclusive and Accelerated Implementation of the 2030 Agenda, will be held in Nairobi from the 28th of November to the 1st of December 2016. Trade Unions provide their input to the first draft of the outcome document.

Following initial input to the HLM2 Outcome Zero Draft, Trade Unions have welcomed the improvements made as well as the space provided to continue to provide input throughout the drafting process.

Improvements have been made to the first draft of the Outcome Document in terms of situating the role of the GPEDC within the broader development agenda, reinforcing the human rights based approach and decent work. The emphasis on multi-stakeholder partnerships is also welcome.

However, further improvements are still needed. Recognition of the vital role of social dialogue as a tool for cementing democratic policy-making is missing. A more thorough assessment of issues linked to migration and a reinforcing of the emphasis on the rule of law is also suggested by the submission.

The full Trade Union contribution is available here.