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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

BACKGROUND


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.

PARTICIPATION


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.

MEETING DOCUMENTS


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EVENT DOCUMENTS
Concept NotePDF
Final ProgrammePDF
Registration form sponsored participantsWord Document
Registration form NON sponsored participantsWord Document
OTHER MATERIALS
GraduationEnglish-PDF

 

STATEMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS


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OPENING SESSION:
Opening Statement by UN-OHRLLS, USG and High Representative, Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa UtoikamanuPDF
President, FERDI, Prof. Patrick GuillaumontPDF
SESSION 1: Overview of the Graduation Process: Background and Future Prospects
Chief, Secretariat of the Committee for Development Policy, DESA, Mr. Roland MollerusPDF
Executive Director, University of the West Indies, CDP Member, Mr. Keith NursePDF
SESSION 2: Support by the United Nations System to Graduation and Smooth Transition of the LDCs
Director, Division for Africa LDCs, UNCTAD, Mr. Paul AkiwumiPDF
Chief, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP, Mr. Ayodele OdusolaPDF
Chief, Renewal of Planning, ECA, Prof. Bartholomew AmrahPDF
Chief, Countries with Special Needs Section, ESCAP, Mr. Oliver PaddisonPDF
Inter-Regional Advisor, CDP, Mr. Daniel GayPDF
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 NaeemPDF
Programme Director,
National Planning Commission, Nepal, Mr. Narayan Raj Poudel
PDF
Senior Planning Officer, Gross National Happiness Commission, Bhutan, Ms. Dechen PelmoPDF
Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sao Tome and Principe, Mr. Sandro TrigueirosPDF
CLOSING SESSION:
Closing Statement by UN-OHRLLS, USG and High Representative, Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa UtoikamanuPDF

Details

Date:
14 December 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Venue

UN Headquarters, Conference Room 11
405 E 42nd St
New York City, NY 10017 United States
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