LDCs Conferences and Meetings 

2016

DateEventLocation
5-6 December 2016Regional Meeting on Sustainable Energy for African LDCsDar Es Salaam, Tanzania
17 October 2016
HABITAT III Conference
Tentative Programme. Side Event: Harnessing the potential of urbanisation in Least Developed Countries

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Quito, Ecuador
24 September 2016Annual Ministerial Meeting on Least Developed Countries (LDCs)UN Headquarters, NY
22 July 2016High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation ForumUN Headquarters, NY
21 July 20165th Biennial High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF)UN Headquarters, NY
21 July 2016Side Event: Adaption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Role of Development Cooperation in Asia and the PacificUN Headquarters, NY
27-29 May 2016Midterm Review conference for the Istanbul Programme of ActionAntalya, Turkey
28 March 2016 Preparatory Meeting of Experts for the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of ActionUN Headquarters, NY
11 February 2016Special Thematic Event on the Istanbul Programme of ActionUN Headquarters, NY


2015

DateEventLocation
7 - 8 DecemberWorkshop for the National Focal Points of the Least Developed Countries on the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of ActionBrussels, Belgium
25-27 SeptemberUnited Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 Development agendaUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
27-31 JulyPost-2015 intergovernmental negotiationsUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
20 - 24 July Post-2015 intergovernmental negotiationsUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
13 - 16 July3rd International Conference on Financing for DevelopmentAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
6 - 10 JulyECOSOC High-level Segment Possible events on the implementation of the IPoA in the AMR 2015United Nations Headquarters, New York
6 - 8 July hree-day Ministerial Meeting of High-level Political Forum on Sustainable DevelopmentUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
29 June PGA’s High-level Event on Climate ChangeUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
22-25 JunePost-2015 intergovernmental negotiationsUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
15-19 JuneThird drafting session of the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for DevelopmentUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
11 JunePGA event on Delivering on and implementing a transformative post-2015 development agendaUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
8-10 JuneMinisterial Meeting of African LDCs on “Structural Transformation, Graduation and the Post-2015 Development Agenda”Milan Italy
25- 29 MayESCAP’s 71st SessionBangkok, Thailand
18- 22 May2nd SE4ALL ForumUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
18- 22 MayPost-2015 intergovernmental negotiationsUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
15 MayPGA High-level thematic debate on strengthening cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organisationsUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
20-24 AprilPost-2015 intergovernmental negotiationsUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
22 AprilECOSOC special meeting on international cooperation in tax mattersUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
20-21 AprilECOSOC Special high-level meeting with the World Bank, IMF, WTO and UNCTADUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
13-17 AprilSecond drafting session of the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for DevelopmentUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
8 -10 AprilDCF Pre-Meetings and High-level Symposium, OHRLLS side eventIncheon, Republic of Korea
6 April
PGA High-level thematic debate on promoting tolerance and reconciliationUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
25-31 MarchEighth AU-ECA Joint Annual Meetings Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
23-27 MarchPost-2015 intergovernmental negotiationsUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
14-18 March3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and UN-OHRLLS Side EventSendai City, Japan
6 MarchPGA High-level thematic debate on advancing gender equality and empowerment of women in post-2015 development agendaUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
4-6 MarchHigh-level Policy Dialogue on the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the decade 2011-2020Siem Reap, Cambodia
26 February OHRLLS organised meeting for LDCs to discuss priorities for FfDUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
17-20 February Post-2015 intergovernmental negotiationsUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
9-10 February
PGA High-level thematic debate on Means of Implementation for a transformative post-2015 development agendaUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
5-7 FebruaryDelhi Sustainable Development Summit on Climate ChangeNew Delhi, India
3-5 FebruaryFirst working session of the Ad Hoc Committee on sovereign debt restructuring processes United Nations Headquarters, New York
27-29 JanuaryFirst drafting session of the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development United Nations Headquarters, New York
23 JanuaryN Foundation retreat for LDCs on Financing for DevelopmentUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
19-21 January First meeting of the Post-2015 negotiations process United Nations Headquarters, New York


2014

DateEventLocation
16 – 18 DecemberMinisterial Meeting of Asia-Pacific LDCs on Graduation and Post-2015 Development AgendaKathmandu, Nepal
13 NovemberBriefing to the Group of Least Developed CountriesGeneva, UNOG
24 OctoberSpecial Event on “Investment promotion regime for foreign direct investment in LDCs”UNHQ Conference Room 2,New York
23 OctoberGA Second Committee: consideration of agenda item on “Countries in Special Situations” UNHQ Conference Room 2, New York
23 OctoberSpecial Event to Launch the OHRLLS Flagship Report UNHQ Conference Room 8, New York
26 SeptemberMeeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Least Developed CountriesUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
4 AugustESCAP: Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Pacific Island Developing Countries Bangkok, Thailand
28-31 JulyMinisterial meeting on new partnerships for productive capacity building in the least developed countries Cotonou, Benin
27 July Workshop for the National Focal Points of the Least Developed Countries on the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action Cotonou, Benin
10 JulyA renewed global partnership for development: concrete implications for development cooperation in support of Least Developed CountriesUNHQ, New York
6 JuneMinisterial Breakfast Meeting on Sustainable Energy and Vulnerable CountriesNew York
15-16 AprilFirst Global Partnership High-Level Meeting for effective development cooperationMexico City, Mexico
9-10 AprilJoint General Assembly ESCOSOC Partnership ForumUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
25-30 MarchSeventh AU-ECA Joint Annual Meetings: "Industrialization for inclusive and transformative development in AfricaAbuja, Nigeria
20-21 March2014 Germany DCF High-Level Symposium on "Accountable and effective development cooperation in a post-2015 era"Berlin, Germany
6-8 February14th Delhi Sustainable Development SummitTaj Palace Hotel, New Delhi
3-7 FebruaryEight Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development GoalsUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
29-31 JanuaryLDCs and the post-2015 ProcessWilton Park, UK
6-10 JanuarySecond Expert Reference Group MeetingOECD Conference Centre, Paris
6-10 JanuarySeventh session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development GoalsUnited Nations Headquarters, New York


2013

Date Event Location
9-13 DecemberSixth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals: Needs of countries in special situations, African countries, LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS as well as specific challenges facing the middle-income countriesUnited Nations Headquarters,New York
8-9 NovemberUN-OHRLLS Consultative Meeting: LDCs’priorities in the post-2015 development agenda and the SDGsGlen Cove Mansion, New York
4-9 October129th IPU ASSEMBLY: Follow-up of the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV)Geneva, Switzerland
27 SeptemberLDC Graduation: The Way Towards MDG Acceleration, Sustainable Development and Structural TransformationTurkish Center, 8th floor, New York
23 SeptemberHigh-level Event on “Sustainable Energy for the Least Developed Countries”United Nations, New York
12 SeptemberPartnership for LDCs: Priority issues for the Post-2015 Development AgendaUN Headquarters, New York
22 JulyWorkshop for the National Focal Points of the Least Developed CountriesGeneva, Switzerland
6 JuneLDC Caucus at the sidelines of DCF High Level SymposiumAddis-Ababa, Ethiopia
16 April Event on vulnerable developing countries in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
9-11 AprilMilstein Science Symposium, Museum of Natural History
20-21 MarchReport of the Brainstorming Meeting on the Priorities of a New Development Agenda for the Landlocked Developing Countries United Nations Head Quarters, New York
11 MarchWorkshop on Fostering the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the LDCsThimphu, Bhutan

2012

Date Event Location
17-19 DecemberAsia-Pacific Regional meeting on IPoA ImplementationSiem Reap, Cambodia
27 SeptemberAnnual Ministerial Meeting of the Least Developed CountriesUnited Nations Headquarters, New York
5 July 2012 Development Cooperation Forum Side Events With LDC Focus
9 MarchJoint WB/UN-OHRLLS/Columbia SeminarColumbia University, New York
26 JanuaryPresentation of LDC IV MonitorUnited Nations Headquarters

2011

Date Event Location
9-13 MayFourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries Istanbul,Turkey

2010

Date Event Location
16 DecemberLDC IV Pre- Conference Event on Enhancing Food Security through Agricultural Development and Access to Food and Nutrition United Nations Headquarters, New York
22-23 NovemberAsia Civil Society AssemblyBangkok, Thailand
2-3 OctoberMobilising Resources for DevelopmentLisbon, Portugal
14-16 JulyBrainstorming meeting on the substantive preparation for UNLDC IV: "Towards a new Partnership for LDCs"Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York
8-9 MarchAfrica Regional Review Meeting on the Brussels Programme of Action for LDCsAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
12-14 JanuaryHigh-level Asia-Pacific Policy Dialogue on the Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed CountriesDhaka, Bangladesh

2009

Date Event Location
3-4 DecemberJoint UNIDO/UNOHRLLS Meeting: Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on the LDCs Productive Capacities and Trade Prospects: Threats & OpportunitiesVienna
29 SeptemberMinisterial Meeting of LDCsUnited Nations Headquarters, New York

2007

DateEventLocation
29-30 NovemberMinisterial Meeting on 'how can aid for trade transform least developed countries'Vienna, Austria
10-12 SeptemberWMO coordination and capacity building workshop for LDCsEntebbe, Uganda
4-5 SeptemberRegional Consultations on Migration, Remittances and Development in AfricaAccra, Ghana
2-26 JulySubstantive session on the Economic and Social CouncilGeneva, Switzerland
9-10 July Ministerial Conference of the Least Developed Countries on Making Globalisation Work for LDCsIstanbul, Turkey

2006

DateEventLocation
Midterm Comprehensive Global Review of the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries
9-10 FebruaryMinisterial Conference of the Least Developed Countries on Enhancing the Development Impact of RemittancesCotonou,Benin

2005 

DateEventLocation
13-18 DecemberWorld Trade Organisation ConferenceHong Kong, China