Wednesday, 26 May 2021 – 8:00am EDT
Amidst a challenging global environment, this side event will discuss how the international community can give concrete support to least developed countries (LDCs) that are graduating as well as to graduated countries. The new Programme of Action for the LDCs is critically important to build on successes achieved on reaching graduation thresholds, to provide further impetus to LDCs in meeting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SDGs, to identify and respond to new and emerging challenges, and to leverage opportunities, rather than fall farther behind. In recent years, the Inter Agency Task Force has been providing coordinated UN System support to graduating LDCs. The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) has piloted a new initiative, the Sustainable Graduation Support Facility, and proposed enhancements to its monitoring system. As the new decade is expected to see an increased number of LDCs reaching the graduation thresholds amidst challenging external conditions, LDC5 should lead to concrete, integrated and innovative global support that help these countries to achieve risk-informed sustainable graduation with momentum. These and other issues will be discussed at the margins of the first LDC5 Prepcom.
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