Tidewater Joint Statement on Combating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the Development and Humanitarian Sectors

Tidewater is an annual informal high-level gathering of Development Ministers and representatives of Members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) focused on timely and relevant development topics as well as opportunities for partnership. It is named after the Tidewater Inn in Easton, Maryland, the venue of the inaugural meeting in 1968.

This year’s meeting, held in Maryland on June 3-5, was 50th annual Tidewater meeting of Development Ministers and included discussion sessions on (1) effectively supporting developing countries in building capacities to manage and finance their own development; (2) combating sexual exploitation and abuse in the development and humanitarian sectors; (3) generating collective action for conflict-prevention and stabilization; (4) mobilizing new actors and resources for the humanitarian response; and, (5) implementing needed reforms to the multilateral system.

During the meeting, Development Ministers and representatives of DAC Members, including Greece, signed the Joint Statement on Combating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the Development and Humanitarian Sectors.

More information available: http://www.oecd.org/dac/tidewater-joint-statement-on-combating-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse-in-the-development-and-humanitarian-sectors.htm