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Consideration of the Agenda Item on Groups of Countries in Special Situations by the Second Committee: Follow-up to the Second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries

22 October 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Background

The Second Committee Meeting discussed the Secretary General’s Report regarding the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the decade 2014-2024. The report reviews the progress in the implementation of the priorities of the Vienna Programme of Action, including activities by Member States and relevant organizations of the United Nations system and other organizations in response to the Programme. The report identifies the major challenges encountered and suggests recommendations to accelerate the implementation of the Programme. The report stresses that landlocked developing countries require continued and enhanced investment and technical assistance to further advance implementation of the priorities of the Programme, in particular with regard to infrastructure development, trade facilitation, structural transformation and regional integration.

In addition, the report provides an update on the progress made in the preparatory process for the comprehensive midterm review of the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action, to be held no later than December 2019, as called for in resolution 72/232. Statements were delivered on behalf of regional and international groups representing the interests of LLDCs, followed by statements by LLDCs, transit neighbors and development partners. Included below are the list of statements relevant to the interests of Landlocked Developing Countries.

Statements

Introduction of the Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for the LLDCs

 

Statement by Egypt, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

 

Statement by Lao People’s Democratic Republic on behalf of ASEAN

 

Statement by Malawi on behalf of Least Developed Countries

 

Statement by the Paraguay on behalf of the Group of the Landlocked Developing Countries

 

Statement by El Salvador on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States

 

Statement by India

 

Statement by Morocco

 

Statement by Mongolia

 

Statement by Afghanistan

 

Statement by Nepal

 

Statement by the Republic of Moldova

 

Statement by Maldives

 

Statement by Botswana

 

Statement by Ethiopia

 

Statement by Zambia

 

Statement by Indonesia

 

Statement by Myanmar

 

Statement by Angola

 

Statement by Turkey

 

Statement by Yemen

 

Statement by Bolivia

 

Statement by the Russian Federation

Details

Date:
22 October 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Venue

UN HQ New York
UN Headquarters
New York, NY 10017 United States
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(212) 963-4475
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