129th IPU ASSEMBLY: Follow-up of the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV)
4–9 October 2013
Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) was a panelist at the 129th IPU ASSEMBLY, IPU Committee on United Nations Affairs, Session 2: Follow-up of the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV).
After taking stock of the challenges faced by the LDCs, the session discussed how to translate the level of commitment reflected in the IPoA into effective follow-up action by all development partners. Special attention was paid to the question of how to support the mainstreaming of the IPoA into the work of parliaments in LDCs and development partner countries. To this end, the discussion also reflected on the findings of focus groups conducted in several LDC parliaments in the lead-up to the session and in close cooperation with UNDP country offices. Based on these findings OHRLLS prepared a publication on: Parliamentary Engagement in the Implementation of the IPoA.