GPEDC • 16 April 2020

The First High-Level Meeting (HLM1) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation marked a major milestone in the global fight against poverty.

In April 2014, more than 1,500 development leaders joined Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría in Mexico City to:

  • Review global progress in making development co-operation more effective
  • Agree on actions to boost progress
  • Anchor effective development co-operation in the post-2015 global development agenda

The leaders who came together in Mexico City included heads of state and government, ministers, parliamentarians and leaders from international organisations, business, civil society and foundations.

The first Global Partnership High-Level Meeting reaffirmed the importance of effective development co-operation in meeting the Millennium Development Goals and as a key part of the ‘how’ for the post-2015 global development framework.