Partnership Dialogue on Developing and Implementing MDG-based National Developing Strategies
in Asia-Pacific Countries
13-15 December 2010
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Co-organized by ESCAP and
the Government of Cambodia
The most recent regional MDG report prepared under the ESCAP/ADB/UNDP regional MDG partnership showed that none of the countries of the region will reach all the targets by 2015 and that several countries, particularly amongst countries with special needs (CSN) (i.e., the least developed countries, the landlocked developing countries, and small island developing states), are off-track in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Regional Review of Brussels Programme of Action, among other things, also concluded that the least deverloped countries have, in general, lagged behind others in achieving the MDGs and other internationally agreed development goals.
This Partnership Dialouge is organized as part of the United Nations Development Account (DA) Project on supporting MDG-based development strategies through integrated regional action. The DA project requires that CSN be the main target group for capacity developemnt in this respect.
The key objective of the Partnership Dialogue would be to contribute to capcity development of senior policymakers in countries with special needs to develop and implement MDG-based national development strategies and improve basic service delivery systems in achieving the MDGs by 2015.
The Partnership Dialogue will be organized in four sessions, namely:
Paths to 2015: Achieving the MDGs in Asia-Pacific countries;
MDG-based national development strategies: some regional perspectives and lessons learnt;
Meeting basic infrastructure needs for MDG achievement; and
Capacity development for local level planning in delivering basic services.
A total of about 40 participants are expected to attend the Dialogue, including senior policymakers and experts from 13 participating countries, particularly from selective least developed countries, and representatives from the United Nations specialized agencies and international development agencies.
The representatives of participating countries will deliver their brief statements/interventions during discussions under each respective session. The Outcome Report of the Partnership Dialogue will be prepared and published for distribution.