High-level Meeting of the 63rd Session of the General Assembly on the Mid-term Review of Almaty Programme of Action
2-3 October 2008, United Nations Headquarters
The 2003 Almaty Conference aimed to forge global partnerships to address the special needs of landlocked countries by tackling their continued marginalization from the world economy. A mid-term review of the Almaty Programme of Action will be held at United Nations Headquarters on 1-2 October 2008.
The Almaty Programme of Action outlines a set of priorities for action in transit policy issues, infrastructure development and maintenance, international trade and trade facilitation, and international support measures.
There has been considerable progress since the Almaty Programme of Action was adopted five years ago. Thanks to their cooperative efforts, donor nations, a range of international, regional and subregional organizations and financial institutions have stepped up their targeted assistance and support for the landlocked and transit developing countries.
- Letter to all Permanent Missions and Permanent Observer Missions to the United Nations regarding a high-level plenary meeting devoted to the midterm review of the Almaty programme of Action will be held on 2 and 3 October 2008 in New York. (25 July)