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Ministerial Meeting of LLDCs on Trade and Transport (Astana, Kazakhstan, 16-17 May 2018)

16 May, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 17 May, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Government of Kazakhstan and UN-OHRLLS are organizing a Ministerial Meeting on Transport and Trade for LLDCs in collaboration with partners – UN ESCAP, UNECE, World Bank, UNDESA, UNCTAD, UNDP and WTO.

The meeting will be held in the context of the Mid-term Review of the VPoA, in Astana, Kazakhstan, 16 -17 May 2018.

The key objectives of Ministerial meeting on transport include the following:

  • Review the progress made by the LLDCs on transport, trade facilitation and trade and the related SDGs and identify the challenges;
  • Share knowledge, experiences and innovative approaches of promoting national and regional connectivity including mobilization of financing for infrastructure development and maintenance;
  • Share knowledge, experiences and best practice examples of promoting international trade and trade facilitation including on the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement;
  • Identify recommendations and opportunities for enhancing transport infrastructure development and maintenance in LLDCs, scaling up of international support on transport and how to strengthen cooperation on transport connectivity and trade for the benefit of LLDCs with a view to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs.

 To learn more about the upcoming event, please check the attached link below:

Concept note LLDC Ministerial Meeting 16- 17 May

Information note LLDC Ministerial Meeting 16-17 May 

Background Note_Session 1

Background Note_Session 2

Background Note_Session 3


16 May, 2018 @ 8:00 am
17 May, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


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