Expert Group Meeting on Progress made by LLDCs in Implementing the Almaty Programme of Action
25 January 2011
Organized by ESCAP
ESCAP attaches high priority to countries with special needs (CSN) including the 12 Asia-Pacific landlocked developing countries in its work programme, through implementation of technical assistance projects, convening of high level meetings etc.
ESCAP already organized several high-level meetings including Executive Secretary’s high-level consultation with Pacific leaders in New Caledonia in March 2008. ESCAP also organized another high-level meeting for Pacific island countries on the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy in Vanuatu in 2010 and another one for least developed countries in Bangladesh, also in 2010. The outcomes of both meetings were discussed by the Commission at its 66 th session in Incheon, Republic of Korea in 2010.
It is in this same spirit that ESCAP, jointly with the Government of Mongolia will organize a High-level Asia-Pacific Policy Dialogue on the implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action and other Development Gaps faced by LLDCs, on 12-14 April 2011 in Mongolia. ESCAP expects to submit the outcome of this meeting to the 67 th ESCAP Commission session for consideration by member governments.
In preparation for the High-level Policy Dialogue in Mongolia, ESCAP, as part of the consultation process among various stakeholders of the Almaty Programme of Action is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Progress made by LLDCs in implementing the Almaty Programme of Action. The key objective of the Meeting is for the experts to review the progress on implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action and provide comments on the substantive documents prepared for the meeting with the view to improving them so that they can then be submitted as background documents to the High-level Asia-Policy Dialogue on LLDCs in Mongolia. A total of 15 participants, including 6 experts from LLDCs, are expected to attend the meeting.