Friday, 29 April 2011

Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries

The Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries will take place 9-13 May, 2011 in Istanbul,Turkey.
The conference will focus on:
1. The assessment of the the results of the 10-year action plan adopted at the Third United Nations Conference on LDCs held in Brussels, Belgium, in 2001.
2. The establishment of the new strategy for for the sustainable development of the LDCs in the forthcoming decade.

The UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) is the coordinator of the LDC-IV process. 

A report prepared by the so called Group of Eminent Persons, presented last 29th March, provides information on priorities and issues that should be a the basis of the new strategy to favour the ambitious target to help half of the current members of the grouping graduate by 2020. The proceedings will involve several stakeholders, including governments, international organisations, civil society organizations, scholars and the private sector.

Least Developed Countries according to the 2009 Triennial Review
Read more:1st draft of the programme released on 27th April

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