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Bangkok - 16 Aug 2023

News Number: N/11/2023

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The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), is hosting a high-level meeting to review the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries (VPoA) in Asia and Europe. 

The two-day event will feature interactive thematic sessions that will discuss best practices and lessons learned in tackling the unique challenges of landlocked countries in the region and propose action-oriented recommendations for the sustainable development of LLDCs in the next decade. The meeting’s deliberations will cumulate into an outcome document that will feed into the preparations for the Third United Nations Conference on LLDCs scheduled for 2024 in Kigali, Rwanda.

The meeting will be attended by Ministers and senior government officials from LLDCs, representatives of transit countries, international financial institutions, development and United Nations system partners and private sector partners.

NOTE TO EDITOR

Members of the media are invited to attend in-person or via the online webcast.

What: High-Level Euro-Asia Regional Review Meeting of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries LLDCs

When: 22 – 23 August 2023

Where: United Nations Conference Centre, Ratchadamnern Nok Avenue, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand

Key Speakers

  • Rabab Fatima, UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States and Executive Secretary of the Third United Nations Conference on LLDCs
  • Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
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