Civil Society Assembly for Assessing Development Challenges in African Least Developing Countries, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 4-5 March 2010
LDC watch in partnership with the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised the “Civil Society Assembly for Assessing Development Challenges in African Least Developing Countries (LDCs): Reviewing the Brussels Programme Of Action (BPoA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) towards the Fourth UN Conference on LDCs (LDC IV)” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 4-5 March 2010.
The overall aim to enhance the participation and contribution of African civil society at all levels of preparations leading to LDC IV in Istanbul, 2011 and beyond. The assembly revolved around three thematic areas namely 1) Impact of the Financial Crisis on African LDCs 2) BPoA and MDGs in African LDCs and 3) Food Crisis, Livelihoods & the Impact of Climate Change in African LDCs. The assembly was held prior to the official Ministerial meeting on the Review of the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action (BPoA) in Africa scheduled on 8-9 March 2010.
To access the outcome document of the African civil society Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in March 2010, please click here.