Annual Ministerial Meeting of LDCs

Jeudi, 17 September 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

The ministerial meeting aimed to provide strategic guidance for the last year of implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action and articulate the key sustainable development priorities of LDCs.  

 

BACKGROUND

Government Ministers from all 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) met virtually on the sidelines of the High-level week of the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations on September 17.

High on the agenda this year was the challenge of COVID-19 that is being felt all over the world but most keenly in the least developed countries.

Also discussed was the Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) to be held in Qatar in January 2022 and the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. 

Hosted by the Malawi Foreign Minister, Chair of the LDC Group, the annual meeting was also be attended by ministers from traditional donors and partner countries from the emerging South, known as "Friends of LDCs." The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations attended the meeting in a strong signal of support for the poorest and most vulnerable countries of the world.

The ministerial meeting aimed to provide strategic guidance for the last year of implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action and articulate the key sustainable development priorities of LDCs.  

The Programme also included statements by the President of the General Assembly, the President of the Economic and Social Council and a representative from Qatar, host country of LDC5 Conference.

 

OUTCOME

The Ministerial Meeting adopted the Ministerial Declaration of LDCs.

 

DOCUMENTS

Background Materials 

 

Opening

 

Ministers and Representatives of LDCs

 

Development Partners, International and Regional Organizations

 

NEWS

 


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