Consideration of the Agenda Item on Groups of Countries in Special Situations by the Second Committee: 

Follow-up to the Second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries


This meeting of the Second Committee introduced the report of the Secretary General regarding the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Group of Least Developed Countries  for the Decade 2011-2020 and the Vienna Programme of Action for the Group of Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014-2024. The report highlighted the goals and priorities of the respective Programmes of Action, underscored the development progress made by the landlocked developing and least developed countries, and highlights the persisting economic challenges facing the countries in special situations. Statements were delivered on behalf of regional and international groups representing the interests of LDCs and LLDCs, followed by statements by LDCs, LLDCs, transit neighbours and development partners. 

Included below are the list of statements relevant to the interests of Landlocked Developing Countries, either through acknowledging the development challenges they face or through expressing their support for the Group of LLDCs. 

List of Statements