Final Regional Review of the Almaty Programme of Action: Addressing the Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries within a New Global Framework for Transit Transport Cooperation for Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries
Organized by ESCAP/OHRLLS/ECE/Government of Lao PDR
5-7 March 2013,
Vientiane, Lao PDR
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), UN Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and the Government of Lao PDR will jointly organize the Euro-Asia Regional Review of the Almaty Programme of Action by the Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) from 5 to 7 March 2013 in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. This regional review has been mandated by Paragraph 21 of GA resolution 66/214. The main aim of this meeting is to review the progress made in the implementation of the APoA by Euro-Asian LLDCs, identify challenges and constraints encountered and suggest the way forward, especially the priority areas that could be included in the new Programme of Action for LLDCs. The Outcome Document of this meeting will be presented to the sixty-ninth ESCAP Commission session from 25 April to 1 May 2013 in Bangkok for its consideration as a regional input to the global review of the APoA in 2014.