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Enhancing the role of the private sector in the implementation of the VPoA and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

23 May, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Side Event: 2017 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development Follow-up


Co-organized by Zambia (the Chair of the LLDCs), UN-OHRLLS, International Road Transport Union (IRU), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and UN International Trade Centre (ITC)

The Private Sector event is being organized as part of the implementation of the VPoA and the 2030 Agenda and it is aimed at contributing to strengthening of knowledge and capacities to build competitive private sectors in LLDCs.

The main objectives of the Meeting include:

  • To continue the dialogue on policy options for creating a supportive/conducive business environment for growth and development of the private sector, including investment promotion and innovative financing mechanisms;
  • To share ideas, lessons, and good practices on how to foster entrepreneurship development in LLDCs including through capacity building, technical assistance and promoting access to finance;
  • To share experiences on how to catalyze the private sector resources to foster the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the VPoA including through the PPPs; and
  • To identify key recommendations.


Draft ProgrammeEnglish
Concept NoteEnglish
Event FlyerEnglish
Draft Background PaperEnglish
Mr. Sandagdorj Erdenebileg, Chief Policy Development, Coordination, Monitoring and Reporting Services, UN-OHRLLSEnglish
H.E. Ms. Christine Kalamwina, Charge D’ Affairs and Deputy Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations as Global Chair of the Group of LLDCsEnglish
Mr. Christian Labrot, President, International Road Transport UnionEnglish
Mr. Umberto de Pretto, Secretary-General, International Road Transport UnionEnglish
Ms. Juliette Passer, Senior Advisor, Global Partnership for Sustainable Transport (GPST)English
Ms. Riefqah Jappie, ITC Representative to the United NationsEnglish
H.E. Julio Arriola, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the United Nations English
Mrs. Guamaral Altangerel, Deputy Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United NationsEnglish
Mr. Karma Choeda, Counselor, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the United Nations English
Fresh Ideas about Business in Emerging Markets by IFCResources
SME Competitiveness Outlook 2016: Meeting the standard for tradeResources
SME Competitiveness Outlook 2015: Connect, compete and change for inclusive growthResources
ITC Publications on e-commerceResources
ITC Publications on Trade FacilitationResources
Brochure: ITC in LLDCsResources


23 May, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm


UN Headquarters, Conference Room 12
405 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017 United States
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