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29 November 2017 @ 8:00 am - 30 November 2017 @ 5:00 pm



The High-level Meeting on ‘Achieving Sustainable Graduation for the LDCs’ will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 29-30 November 2017. This meeting will be organized jointly by the Office of the High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS and the Government of Bangladesh.

The meeting will assess the potential impacts of graduation on the graduating countries, make recommendations on necessary preparations to fully adapt to the changing circumstances arising from the erosion of LDC specific support and accelerate the momentum of graduation to maintain the development trajectory of the country with a view to achieving the SDGs by 2030.

Information NotePDF
Concept Note English-PDF
Concept Note French-PDF
Draft Meeting ProgrammePDF
Registration form sponsored participants Word Document
Registration form NON sponsored participantsWord Document


Opening Statement by OHRLLS, USG and High Representative
Opening Statement Foreign Minister of Bangladesh
Opening Statement Finance Minister of Bangladesh
Opening Statement of Development Partner
SESSION 1: Comprehensive Transition Strategy for Sustainable Graduation:
Transition Process and Post-graduation Strategies
Strategy for Smooth Transition
SESSION 2: Seizing the Momentum of Graduation to Achieve the SDGs: Prospects and Challenges
Keynote speech
SESSION 3: Forging Partnerships for Sustainable Graduation
Keynote speech
SESSION 4: Case Study: Country Presentation
Keynote speech
Wrap-up Discussion and Way Forward
Presentation by the Rapporteur
Closing Session
Statement by OHRLLS, USG and High Representative
Statement by Minister for Commerce
Statement by State Minister for Foreign Affairs


29 November 2017 @ 8:00 am
30 November 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh + Google Map