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Ambassadorial Level Consultative Meeting of LDCs and Friends of LDCs

28 June 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 29 June 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Ambassadorial Level Consultative Meeting of LDCs and Friends of LDCs
“Accelerating progress towards graduation from the LDC category” 

The Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) is convening a Consultative Meeting of LDCs and Friends of LDCs on accelerating progress towards graduation from the LDC category.

The Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) sets an ambitious objective of enabling half of the least developed countries to meet the criteria for graduation by 2020. It charts out the international community’s vision and strategy for the sustainable development of LDCs for the decade with a strong focus on developing their productive capacities.

The purpose of the Consultative Meeting is to discuss the progress towards graduation from the LDC category and graduation support. It will also discuss the key accelerators for structural transformation, and how the countries who still have not met the criteria for graduation can fast track their progress. In this regard, science, technology, and innovation and access to energy will be discussed. 

Important Documents

Agenda

Logistical Note 2018

Save the date

Concept Note 

Presentations

Progress towards graduation – Roland Molerus, CDP Presentation

Broadband for national development in four LDCs. From infrastructure to productive use – Michael Minges, ICTData.org

Details

Start:
28 June 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End:
29 June 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Venue

Glen Cove, New York