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Expert Group Meeting on UN Support for Graduation and Smooth Transition for LDCs
14 December, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The EGM will discuss the needs of LDCs and possible UN response to these needs related to graduation and smooth transition. It will allow to take stock of the assistance provided by the United Nations system to support the LDCs in their efforts to achieve the goals contained in the Istanbul Programme of Action and meeting the criteria for graduation.
The meeting will draw participation from the following:
- Representative of the LDCs, including from countries that are in the process of
graduating or have graduated from the category of the LDCs.
- Representatives of the United Nations system and other international organizations.
- Experts on the issue of LDC specific support and graduation
OBJECTIVE & EXPECTED OUTCOMES
The main goal of the meeting is to enhance the response of the different departments of the UN Secretariat; UN agencies, funds and programmes; and other international organizations to the LDCs in their path towards graduation and during the smooth transition.
|Summary Report-High level Meeting||English-PDF|
|Registration form sponsored participants||Word Document|
|Registration form NON sponsored participants||Word Document|
STATEMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS
|Opening Statement by UN-OHRLLS, USG and High Representative, Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa Utoikamanu|
|President, FERDI, Prof. Patrick Guillaumont|
|SESSION 1: Overview of the Graduation Process: Background and Future Prospects|
|Chief, Secretariat of the Committee for Development Policy, DESA, Mr. Roland Mollerus|
|Executive Director, University of the West Indies, CDP Member, Mr. Keith Nurse|
|SESSION 2: Support by the United Nations System to Graduation and Smooth Transition of the LDCs|
|Director, Division for Africa LDCs, UNCTAD, Mr. Paul Akiwumi|
|Chief, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP, Mr. Ayodele Odusola|
|Chief, Renewal of Planning, ECA, Prof. Bartholomew Amrah|
|Chief, Countries with Special Needs Section, ESCAP, Mr. Oliver Paddison|
|Inter-Regional Advisor, CDP, Mr. Daniel Gay|
|SIDE EVENT: "Graduating from LDC Category: Lessons from the Maldives in Taking the Big Leap Forward" organized by the Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations|
|Talking Points by H.E Mr. Jose Luis Rocha, Cabo Verde|
|SESSION 3: How can the UN System Better Support Graduating LDCs?|
Lessons Learnt from Graduated Countries
|Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maldives, Mr. Mariyam Midfa Naeem|
| Programme Director,|
National Planning Commission, Nepal, Mr. Narayan Raj Poudel
|Senior Planning Officer, Gross National Happiness Commission, Bhutan, Ms. Dechen Pelmo|
|Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sao Tome and Principe, Mr. Sandro Trigueiros|
|Closing Statement by UN-OHRLLS, USG and High Representative, Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa Utoikamanu|