The World Bank and UN-OHRLLS are organizing a Pre-Conference Event: Transport Development and Trade Facilitation to be held on Thursday 13 June 2013, from 10.00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. at the World Bank in WashingtonDC. The Pre-Conference Event is being organized as an integral part of the ongoing preparatory process for the of the Comprehensive 10 Year Review Conference on the implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action that will be held in 2014 as mandated by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 66/214.

The main objectives of the Meeting include to substantively review the progress made in improving transit transport infrastructure and services, and trade facilitation to assist LLDCs to easily access international markets; identify the major achievements, lessons learnt and best practices; identify the constraints and outstanding gaps that need to be addressed in the future; and suggest priorities on transport development and trade facilitation for a new development agenda for LLDCs which will feed into the draft outcome document of the 10 Year Review Conference on the implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action.

Background documents

 Program and Presentations

Report of the Meeting