Monday, 24 May

< back




10 a.m.–1 p.m. (in-person meeting CR 1,2 and 3)


Opening of the session by the Co-Chairs of the PrepCom (and adoption of the agenda and organization of work – Item 2)
• H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh [Statement]
• H.E. Mr. Robert Rae, Permanent Representative of Canada 


Opening statements
• H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkir, President General Assembly (video statement)
• H.E. Mr. Munir Akram, President of Economic and Social Council 
• Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (tbc)


Keynote speakers
• His Excellency ⁠Mr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi and Minister for Defense [Statement]
• His Excellency⁠ Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar [Statement]


• Ms. Susanna Moorehead, Chair, OECD Development Assistance Committee (video statement)
• Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, USG and Secretary-General of the LDC5 Conference [Statement]


General Statements by Member States
(Item 3(b) Preparations for the Conference: substantive preparations)




3–5 p.m. (virtual informal meeting)


Thematic panel discussion 1: 
Investing in people in least developed countries: eradicating poverty and building capacity to leave no one behind


• H.E. Mr. Robert Rae, Permanent Representative of Canada
• H.E. Mr. Antonio Rodrigue, Permanent Representative of Haiti


Keynote speakers:
• Hon Karina Gould, Minister of International Development of Canada (video statement)
• H.E. Mr. Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance and Economic Development of Ethiopia (tbc)


• Mr. Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator
• Ms. Gita Sen, Director & Distinguished Professor, Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity & Social Determinants of Health (RCESDH) Public Health Foundation of India
• Ms. Gabriela Bucher, Executive Director, Oxfam International
• Ms. Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, Chief Executive, Christian Aid


Interactive discussion