Trade unions at the 5th Biennial High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF)

The fifth biennial High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) took place in New York on 21-22 July 2016, as part of the High-level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC ECOSOC The United Nations Economic and Social Council coordinates the economic and social work of 14 UN specialised agencies. It serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the United Nations system. ). It focused on the importance and potential of development cooperation as a lever for effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A trade union delegation attended the event.

A full report of the meeting by the TUDCN is available here EN FR ES.

The Meeting put special emphasis on supporting national efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda, leaving no one behind. It provided a space to exchange ideas and early experience in aligning development cooperation and its institutions to the 2030 Agenda – including in the critical area of monitoring and review to strengthen quality, effectiveness and impact of sustainable development. It also took a distinctive development cooperation perspective to specific challenges and opportunities in South-South cooperation, private development cooperation and blended finance, and technology transfer and capacity building. Full programme here.

The 2016 Report of the Secretary-General on “Trends and progress in international development cooperation” provided the basis for discussions.

Read the joint statement by ITUC and the CSO DCF Reference Group of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE): UNIVERSALISING EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION: ADVANCING PEOPLE-CENTRED DEVELOPMENT: DEFINING ACCOUNTABILITY IN DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND AGENDA 2030.

DCF side event on accountability and policy coherence in South South Cooperation, with Giulia Massobrio (CSA-TUCA) as discussant, 20 July 2016

Statement on South-South Cooperation by Giulia Massobrio, TUCA, on 21 July 2016:

Statement on private sector and blending accountability by Joan Lanfranco, TUDCN, on 22 July 2016: