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Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries 30 May - 3 June 2011, Turkey

Information for participants - Note by the Secretariat:

The information note for participants offers information on Istanbul, the Conference and other details. Download the information note in EnglishFrench, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, or Chinese.


The Conference will open on Monday, 9 May 2011 at 9.00 a.m. The programme will soon be made available.

While providing for interaction among them at all levels, the conference will have the following main components:

  1. Inter-governmental track involving the governments of LDCs and their development partners;
  2. Parliamentary track involving members of the legislature from LDCs and their development partners, organized in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU);
  3. Civil society track with activities by civil society organisations, including NGOs, academia, media and foundations, organized in cooperation with the United Nations;
  4. Private sector track involving activities by private sector actors organized in cooperation with the United Nations.

Furthermore, High-Level Interactive Thematic Debates and Special Events organized by the UN system organizations will take place throughout the Conference.

List of speakers

The list of speakers for the plenary meetings will be open as of Monday, 4 April 2011. Inscriptions shall be on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be rearranged in accordance with the established practice of the General Assembly.

Delegations are kindly invited to inscribe on the list of speakers by e-mail by contacting Ms. Meriem Heddache ( tel. 1 (212) 963-5063).

Other useful information

For information about the host country please visit the host country conference website.

Istanbul has a full range of hotels of different categories. A list of hotels recommended by the Host Country for which special rates have been agreed can be downloaded here.