Strengthening accountability for sustainable development

Least developed countries CDP NewsletterThe 17th plenary session of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) will be held on 23-27 March at UN Headquarters in New York.

During the five days, the CDP members will examine the following themes; (i) strengthening accountability for sustainable development in the post-2015 era; (ii) CDP’s contribution to the mid-term review of the Istanbul Plan of Action; (iii) the 2015 triennial review of the least developed country category; (iv) monitoring of countries graduated and graduating from the LDC category; and (v) fine-tuning of the human asset index. The Committee plans to organize a lunch-time briefing on the first theme, strengthening accountability for sustainable development in the post-2015 era, on 24 March 2015.

The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) is a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. CDP provides inputs and independent advice to the Council on emerging cross-sectoral development issues and on international cooperation for development, focusing on medium- and long-term aspects. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing the status of least developed countries (LDCs) and for monitoring their progress after graduation from the category.

The 24 members of the Committee are nominated by the United Nations Secretary-General in their personal capacity, and are appointed by the Council for a period of three years. Membership is geared to reflect a wide range of development experience as well as geographical and gender balance.

For more information: The Committee for Development Policy