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Best Practices in Corridor Development and Management for the Benefit of LLDCs and Transit Countries

29 October, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 30 October, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


UN-OHRLLS and the Government of Mongolia is organizing this meeting to facilitate sharing of experiences on effective transit transport corridor development, functioning and management for the benefit of LLDCs and transit countries.

The meeting will review the state of institutional arrangements of existing transit transport corridors and facilitate dialogue and experience sharing on corridor management amongst LLDCs and transit countries from different regions. The aim of the meeting is to identify recommendations to facilitate the development, functioning and effective management of corridors.  

The two-day meeting is part of the preparatory process taking place in the lead up to the Comprehensive Midterm Review for the Vienna Programme of Action for LLDCs scheduled to be held on 5-6 December 2019.

The meeting will bring together senior officials from LLDCs and transit developing countries; representatives of corridor management organizations; UN and international, regional, and sub-regional organizations; private sector representatives; experts or practitioners on the ground who can share experiences and best practices.



Information NoteEnglish
Concept NoteEnglish
Draft Programme English
Meeting OutcomeEnglish
Summary Report of the MeetingEnglish



Day 1 - Wednesday, 29 October 2019
Welcome and Introduction
Message from the President of Mongolia
H.E. Ms. Batmunkh Battsetseg, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia English
Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)English
Mr. Tapan Mishra, UN Resident Coordinator in Mongolia
Session 1: Corridors as key for LLDCs’ trade and access to global markets
Ms. Gladys Mutangadura, Senior Programme Management Officer, UN-OHRLLSEnglish
Mr. Edouard Chong, Transport Connectivity and Logistics section, Transport Division, UN ESCAPEnglish
Message from UN ECA, delivered by Mr. Edouard ChongEnglish
Session 2: (Sub-)Regional perspectives from Euro-Asia
Mr. Sangmin Nam, Deputy Head, East and North-East Asia Office of ESCAPEnglish
Ms. Unurjargal Dalaikhuu, Regional Cooperation Officer, Mongolia Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank English
Mr. Gankhuyag Sodnom, Director, Investment and Research Centre, Mongolia English
Mr. Farlod Kholov, Senior Specialist of International Relations Department, Ministry of Transport, TajikistanRussian
Mr. Rygzyn R. Rakshaev, Minister-counsellor, Embassy of Russian Federation in Mongolia
H.E. Mr. Traian Laurentiu Hristea, EU Ambassador to Mongolia English
H.E. Mr. Zhalgas Adilbayev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Mongolia English
Mr. Mostak Ahmed, Deputy Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh English
Session 3: (Sub-)Regional perspectives from Africa and Latin America
Ms. Moono Mupotola, Director, Regional Development & Regional Integration, African Development BankEnglish
Mr. François Noitora, Director-General, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, ChadFrench
Ms. Irene Tembo, Chief Planner, Ministry of Transport and Communications, ZambiaEnglish
Ms. Gilda Arrellaga, International Affairs Advisor, Ministry of Public Works and Communications, ParaguayEnglish
Day 2 - Thursday, 30 October 2019
Session 4: Strengthening legal frameworks for corridor operations
Ms. Dagmar Hertova, Programme Management Officer, UN-OHRLLSEnglish
Mr. Roel Janssens, Economic Affairs Officer, Sustainable Transport Division, UN ECEEnglish
Yan Zhou, Chief Representative, East and South East Asia, IRUEnglish
Ms. D. Tsendsuren, Senior Customs Officer, International Cooperation Division, Customs General Administration of MongoliaEnglish
Mr. Komlavi Yovo, Director, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, TogoFrench
Session 5: Identifying best practices in development, management and functioning of corridors
Mr. Jan Hoffman, Chief of Trade Logistics Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD English
Mr. Elias Leonardo, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Transit Transport Co-ordination Authority of the Northern Corridor of Africa (NCTTCA) English
Mr. Jigjee Sereeter, Acting Director-General of Policy and Planning Department, Ministry of Road and Transport Development, MongoliaEnglish
Mr. Nelson Rwenaga, Assistant Commissioner, Ministry of Works and Transport, UgandaEnglish
Mr. Ali Ahmed Youssouf, Director, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, DjiboutiEnglish
Session 6: Enhancing financing for corridor development and development of bankable infrastructure projects
Ms. Irina Kravchenko, Head of EBRD Resident Office in Mongolia English
Ms. Kh. Bulgantuya, Vice Minister for Finance, Mongolia English
H.E. Mr. Baymyrat Annamammedov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Communications of TurkmenistanRussian
Ms. Madalo Mungapoti Nyambose, Director of Policy and Planning, Ministry of Transport and Public Works, MalawiEnglish
Mr. Cesar Kurewa, Principal Research Officer, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Department, ZimbabweEnglish
Way forward and closing
Presentation of the outcome
H.E. Mr. Sandagdorj Batbold, State Secretary of the Ministry of Road and Transport Development of MongoliaMongolian
Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)English


29 October, 2019 @ 8:00 am
30 October, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


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