Background documents

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Organizational and procedural preparations

The Preparatory Committee should consider procedural and organizational matters including the draft provisional rules of procedure and agenda for the Conference.  

 

Substantive preparations

The Preparatory Committee is expected to consider the substantive preparations for the Conference, especially on the basis of the national reports and reports of the regional review meetings.

The Preparatory Committee will have before it the following documentation:

  • Report of the regional review meeting for Africa and Haiti;
  • Report of the regional review meeting for Asia-Pacific and Yemen (forthcoming – the regional review is being scheduled;

 

Background documents

  • Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020 (A/76)  
  • Report on Lessons Learned from Implementing the Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020;
  • Report on United Nations Support to the LDCs (OHRLLS, 2020);
  • Report on The State of LDCs 2021 (OHRLLS, 2021);  
  • Chapter VII of the Report of the Committee for Development Policy on its twenty-second session (E/2020/33) on “Framework for the programme of action for the least developed countries”;
  • Chapter VII of the Report of the Committee for Development Policy on its twenty-third session (E/2021/33), on “Contributions to the Fifth UN Conference on LDCs”;
  • The Least Developed Countries Report 2020 (UNCTAD/LDC/2020);
  • Report on strengthening the resilience of least developed countries in the wake of the Coronavirus Desease Pandemic (ESCAP 2021)
  • Report of the Secretary-General and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Right to Development (A/HRC/45/21);
     

Reports of pre-Conference events

 

PrepCom 1: Thematic panel discussions