Second 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 2nd. Session takes place between July 26 and 30, 2021.


Monday, 26 July 2021

10 a.m.–1 p.m. (NY Time)
First plenary meeting

  • Opening of the session by the Co-Chairs
  • Adoption of the agenda and organization of work of the second session of the Preparatory Committee
  • Organizational preparations for the Conference
  • Substantive preparations for the Conference
  • Presentation by the Secretary-General of the Conference
  • Other presentations


3–6 p.m. (NY Time)
First informal meeting



Thursday, 29 July

3–6 p.m. (NY Time)
Fourth informal meeting

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

10 a.m.–1 p.m. (NY Time)
Second informal meeting


3–6 p.m. (NY Time)
Third informal meeting

Friday, 30 July 2021

10 a.m.–1 p.m. (NY Time)
Second plenary meeting

  • Draft outcome document of the Conference
  • Other matters
  • Adoption of the report of the Preparatory Committee



Tuesday, 21 December 2021

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (NY time)

Resumed Session

  • Consideration of revised organization of work of the Conference
  • Consideration of draft Doha Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries 
  • Statements by Member States