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Item 56: Groups of countries in special situations:

(a) Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries

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At its fifty-second session, in 1997, the General Assembly decided to convene the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries in 2001 (resolution 52/187).

At its fifty-fifth session, in July 2001, the General Assembly endorsed the Brussels Declaration and the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010 that had been adopted by the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, held in Brussels from 14 to 20 May 2001 (resolution 55/279).

At its fifty-sixth session, the General Assembly decided to establish the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (resolution 56/227).

The General Assembly considered the question at its fifty-seventh to fifty-ninth sessions (resolutions 57/276, 58/228 and 59/244).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly decided to hold the comprehensive review of the Programme of Action in 2006 within the Assembly during its sixty-first session (resolution 59/244).

At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly decided on the modalities for convening a high-level meeting on the midterm comprehensive global review of the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010; and requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report for the midterm comprehensive global review (resolution 60/228).

(b) Specific actions related to the particular needs and problems of landlocked developing countries: outcome of the International Ministerial Conference of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries and Donor Countries and International Financial and Development Institutions on Transit Transport Cooperation

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At its fifty-seventh session, in 2002, the General Assembly decided that the International Ministerial Conference of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries and Donor Countries and International Financial and Development Institutions on Transit Transport Cooperation should be convened in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 28 and 29 August 2003 (resolution 57/242). The Conference adopted the Almaty Declaration and 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.

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly endorsed the Almaty Declaration and the Almaty Programme of Action (resolution 58/201).

The General Assembly continued its consideration of the question at its fifty-ninth session (resolution 59/245).

At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its sixty-first session a report on progress made in the implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action and the resolution (resolution 60/208).

 

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