African Regional Review Meeting on the Almaty Programme of Action

Addressing the Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries within a New Global Framework for Transit Transport Cooperation for Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries
16 July 2013 to 18 July 2013
Addis Ababa

The objectives of the meeting are to:

  1. Review and take stock of the implementation of the APoA in Africa including identification of the major achievements, constraints experienced, emerging challenges and the opportunities presented;
  2. Examine the overall economic development of African landlocked countries – particularly in the area of trade, since the adoption of the APoA, with emphasis on the period after the midterm review;
  3. Assess progress in establishing efficient transit transport systems on the continent; and
  4. Formulate appropriate policy measures and action-oriented recommendations aimed at sustaining achievements in overcoming the special problems of landlocked developing countries.

Recommendations from the meeting will form substantive input that will feed into deliberations at the global 10-year review conference of the APoA to be held in 2014.

Speeches

Statement by H.E. Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya Under-Secretary-General and High Representativefor the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States at the Africa Ten-Year Regional Review Meeting of the Almaty Programme of Action

Statement Taffere Tesfachew, Director, Division on Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes, UNCTAD

Statement by H.E. Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith, Permanent Representative of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the United Nations in New York, Chairperson of the Group of LLDCs