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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.