We, civil society organisations (CSOs) from around the world, have gathered in Nairobi on the occasion of the Nairobi Civil Society Forum and the Second HighLevel Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). Speaking many languages but with one voice, we call for universal effective development co-operation that is accountable to people and to all partners in
In line with this vision, we strongly uphold the value of the GPEDC as a unique multi-stakeholder platform for mutual accountability in development co-operation. We assert that the starting points of the HLM2 should be the four development effectiveness principles (democratic ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnerships, and transparency and accountability); the aid and development
effectiveness commitments made in Rome, Paris, Accra, Busan, and Mexico; and the documented progress to date of all actors in implementing these principles and commitments.