Organized by the Office of the High Representative in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Malawi to the United Nations, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Malawi,
our keynote Speaker Dr. George Chaponda,
Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Chikuni,
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Malawi to the United Nations, Ambassador Chimpamba,
On behalf of Mr. Zephirin Diabre, UNDP Associate Administrator, who has an urgent matter and sent his apologies, is Mr. Musinga Bandora from UNDP Africa,
Professor Paul Zeleza,
I am pleased to welcome you to this panel presentation of the state of governance in
The Brussels Programme of Action for LDCs calls for an innovative approach to development, and the framework for partnership recognizes the mutual commitments by LDCs and their development partners. The seven commitments that have articulated the actions to be taken in realizing the objectives are-fostering people-centred policy framework, good governance at national and international level, building human and institutional capacities, building productive capacities to make globalization work for LDCs, enhancing the role of trade in development, reducing vulnerability and protecting the environment and mobilizing financial resources. The framework recognizes that the basic tenets of partnerships should include an integrated approach, genuine partnership, country ownership, market consideration and result orientation.
In LDCs where eradication of poverty, improving the quality of life of the people and their right to development, continue to challenge the national and international governance models and approaches in fostering sustainable development. Good governance continues to be the main lever of development as it also embodies all other sectors and activities in our lives. It also embodies all the commitments of the BPOA. It is for this reason that we would like to recognize the efforts taken by
My role today is to Co-Chair this important panel, and we are all looking forward to a very rich exchange of ideas this afternoon.
I am now honoured to invite the Co-Chair HE Mr. Brown Chimphamba, the Permanent Representative for the
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