Preparatory Meeting of the Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Pacific Island Developing Countries

Date: 
3 Aug 2014
Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a one-day preparatory meeting of the Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Pacific Island Developing Countries, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 3 August 2014.

The Commission, in its sixty-ninth session, adopted Resolution 69/1 on a conference structure of the Commission for the inclusive and sustainable development of Asia and the Pacific, which decided that the sessions of the Special Body on Least Developed and Landlocked Developing Countries and the Special Body on Pacific Island Developing Countries would be held jointly for a maximum of one day during the senior officials segment and would have a status commensurate with the Committees of the Whole. The Resolution also decided that a one-day preparatory meeting of the Special Body will be held immediately before the beginning of the Commission session.

The objective of the preparatory meeting is to review and discuss development issues relevant to the Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Pacific Island Developing Countries and to provide recommendations to inform the deliberations of the Special Body.