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(11th meeting) Ensuring that no one is left behind: Reaching the most vulnerable - High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2016
18 Jul 2016 -  17th session - Discussion on “Ensuring that no one is left behind: Reaching the most vulnerable”
In working towards the objective of leaving no one behind, the 2030 Agenda affirms the importance of reaching “the furthest behind first”. This calls for addressing poverty, and particularly extreme poverty, as well as groups that are vulnerable, including, children, youth, persons with disabilities (of whom more than 80% live in poverty), people living with HIV/AIDS, older persons, indigenous peoples, refugees and internally displaced persons and migrants as well as people living in areas affected by complex humanitarian emergencies.
This session will bring together different perspectives on how to overcome the challenges of the most vulnerable in order to ensure their inclusion in the benefits of economic growth, advances in social development and environmental protection. It will provide an opportunity for government representatives to discuss experiences and strategies for reaching the most vulnerable and for experts and representatives of vulnerable groups to provide insights from their own perspectives.