Private Sector Forum - Registration and Accreditation

The Private Sector Forum at LDC5 will provide opportunities to build transformative partnerships and to mobilise long-term investment and finance in the Least Developed Countries to support their sustainable development. 

  • Representatives from the private sector in consultative status with ECOSOC and for those organizations specially-accredited to the Fifth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5) wishing to attend the LDC5 Conference are invited to register here.


  • Representatives from the private sector wishing to attend the LDC5 Conference that are NOT already in consultative status with ECOSOC are invited to apply for accreditation here (Deadline 9AM EST, 1 December 2021). 


  • If you would like to organize a side event to raise issues linked to the themes of the Forum please apply here.


  • If you would like to organize a company booth in the exhibition area of the Forum please apply here.


  • Access to the Forum is free of charge, if you want to receive funding for travel and logistics please apply here.


There are opportunities to engage in this process through organization of side-events, networking and exhibition areas or taking part in the debates around the five priority sectors. 



The Istanbul Programme of Action for the LDCs for the Decade 2011 to 2020 recognised that partnerships with the private sector play an important role in sustainable development. This can be through promoting entrepreneurship, generating employment and investment and developing new technologies - all in support of enabling sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth.

However, private investment in strategic sectors like agriculture and telecommunications remains vastly insufficient in LDCs.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has failed to reach the levels hoped for, and has declined since the onset of the pandemic.

Not enough jobs have been created, in particular for young people.

For the Programme of Action to be adopted at LDC5, decisive leadership and action is needed to deliver investment, job creation, economic growth and advance development over the next decade.

That’s why the LDC5 Private Sector Forum, happening alongside the conference, aims tofoster strong private sector collaboration to help super-charge the development ambitions of the Least Developed Countries.

Private Sector Events

Private Sector Virtual Event 

Stakeholder Engagement in the LDC5 Private Sector Forum (PSF) - "The Business Case for Partnerships and Investments in the LDCs"

25th October 2021

Programme and Recording: "Stakeholder engagement in the LDC5 Private Sector Forum (PSF): The business case for partnerships and investing in the LDCs"