Programme - EGM VPoA, 30 November 2016

Programme - EGM VPoA, 30 November 2016

 
Date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Abstract

In the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014-2024, ESCAP, along with other regional and subregional organizations, governing bodies of United Nations system entities and international organizations were invited to mainstream the Vienna Programme of Action (VPoA) into their programmes of work. In its resolution 71/3, Member States of ESCAP requested the Executive Secretary to mainstream the Vienna Programme of Action into the programme
of work of the Commission, as appropriate and within its respective mandate, and to submit annual analytical reports on the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action. The expert group meeting (EGM) will bring together eminent experts in the region and beyond to provide regional perspectives and in-depth country experiences in the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action and in building their capacity to make appropriate policy responses that address their special sustainable development needs and policy challenges in a more coherent manner. The secretariat report and discussions will feed into the Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Pacific Island Developing Countries in the 73rd ESCAP Commission Session in May 2017.

Furthermore, the Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report (CSN Development Report) 2017, a new ESCAP flagship publication aimed at informing policy maker about the development challenges and prospects of the region’s 36 least developed countries (LDC), landlocked developing countries (LLDC), and small island developing states (SIDS), will also benefit from the review of the VPoA. The report is expected to provide a timely and comprehensive review and analysis of the status, challenges and prospects of each of these groups of countries and targeted policy options to promote their inclusive growth and sustainable development. The theme of the 2017 Report is “Investment in Infrastructure for inclusive and sustainable future”.

The ESCAP Secretariat will introduce the topic and make the overview presentations. The discussants will be requested to share their perspectives on priorities for action and the CSN Development Report 2017.

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