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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


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.


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


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


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