Retreat of the LLDCs Group

 The Implications of the New Global Development Agenda for the LLDCs and the Way Forward

 

1 March 2016

 Venue: Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, Glen Cove, New York 

 

Background

The 32 Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) have no sea coast and they face difficult challenges including high trade costs associated with transit across other States’ territories and other stumbling blocks to access global markets. The years 2014 and 2015 were historic and significant for the LLDCs and the larger international community as the development needs of the LLDCs were affirmed in the Vienna Programme of Action (VPoA) for the Decade 2014 – 2024 and reaffirmed in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) adopted in July 2015 and in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in September 2015.

The Event

This event, organized by UN-OHRLLS at the request of the LLDC Group, aims to analyze all the recent developments on the global development arena, brief the LLDCs on the follow-up processes to the new global development frameworks clearly identifying areas that the LLDCs should focus on, and recommend ways of fostering coherence in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, AAAA and VPoA.

Participants for the retreat will include Ambassadors of the LLDCs, selected partners, and a limited number of representatives of key UN and other international agencies who will be invited as resource persons and academic experts. 

Further Information:

 Statements and Presentations

Opening Session:

Session 1: Follow-up processes, implementation and coherence between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Vienna Programme of Action

Session 2: Coherence in the indicators for monitoring the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Vienna Programme of Action 

  • Ms. Francesca Perucci, Chief of Statistical Services Branch, Statistics Division, UN DESA (via skype)
  • Ms. Gladys Mutangadura, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UNOHRLLS

Session 3: Legal Framework for Transit Cooperation – Presentations on how Member States can become party to the important legal instruments