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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.


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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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