National workshop on Mainstreaming of the VPoA
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 27-28 April 2016
The Second UN Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) was held from 3 to 5 November 2014 in Vienna, Austria. At its conclusion, Member States adopted the Vienna Programme of Action for the LLDCs for the Decade 2014-2024 (VPoA). The VPoA is a comprehensive and action-oriented development agenda, with an overarching goal to address the special needs and challenges of LLDCs in a more coherent manner and thus contribute to sustainable development and poverty eradication. It underscores the commitment of the international community to support the world’s 32 LLDCs in dealing with challenges related to landlockedness, remoteness and geographical isolation through implementation of six priority areas.
The full and effective implementation of the goals and specific objectives and actions in the six priority areas agreed upon in the Vienna Programme of Action will not only facilitate the establishment of efficient transit transport systems in landlocked and transit developing countries, which are inevitably required if landlocked developing countries are to be effectively integrated into the international trading system, but also help them to build their productive capacities, diversify their exports, structurally transform their economies, integrate into the global and regional value chains and achieve more sustained economic growth. Governments are invited to mainstream the VPoA into their national and sectoral development strategies for its effective implementation.
It is in this context that the Government of Mongolia has decided to undertake a national stakeholder sensitization workshop on the VPoA in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 27-28 April 2016. The overall goal of the Workshop is to enhance the capacity of key stakeholders, including Government officials, civil society and private sector, to effectively implement the Vienna Programme of Action and mainstream it at the national level.
- Summary Report
- Background Document
- Link: Coverage of the workshop by the International Think Tank for the LLDCs
- Remarks by Mr. Erdenebileg S., Chief, UN-OHRLLS – Mainstreaming of the VPoA into national development strategies
Presentation by Ms. Dagmar Hertova, Economic Affairs officer, UN-OHRLLS –  Monitoring and reporting on the VPoA  Structural Economic Transformation  Understanding VPoA and its implementation and monitoring
Dr. Kilaparti Ramakrishna, Director and Head of East and North-East Asia Office, UN-ESCAP – Asia – Pacific Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration
Mr. Tarcisio Hardman Reis, Customs Expert, TIR Secretariat/Sustainable Transport Division, UN-ECE – UN Transport Coventions on Border Crossing Facilitation & SDGs
Mr. Qu Pengcheng, Senior advisor of China and South East Asia, IRU – Implementation of Key Multilateral Trade Facilitation Instruments for Development for Landlocked Countries