First Meeting of the LDC5 Preparatory Committee

Preparations for LDC5 involve national, regional and global reviews of all IPoA priorities by all major stakeholders. 
The outcomes of these inclusive and broad-based reviews will feed into the work of the Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee (PrepCom), whose mandate is to agree on elements of the new Programme of Action for the LDCs that will then be finalised and adopted by the Doha Conference. 

The PrepCom 1st. Session takes place between May 24 and 28, 2021.



Monday, 24 May 2021

10 a.m.- 1 p.m. (in-person meeting) (NY Time)

  • Opening of the session by the Co-Chairs of the PrepCom (and adoption of the agenda and organization of work – Item 2)
  • Opening statements
  • Keynote speakers
  • Speakers
  • General Statements by Member States (Item 3(b) Preparations for the Conference: substantive preparations)


3-5 p.m. (virtual informal meeting) (NY Time)


VOD | + info about speakers | + info about side event

Friday, 28 May 2021

10 a.m.-1 p.m. (in person meeting) (NY Time)


3-5 p.m. (virtual informal meeting) (NY Time)
Consideration of the draft outcome document of the Conference


VOD | + info about speakers | + info about side events