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High-level African regional review meeting of the VPoA for LLDCs

20 May, 2023
High-level African regional review meeting of the VPoA for LLDCs

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) jointly with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Government of Botswana will hold a High-level Africa regional review meeting of the Vienna Programme of Action  (VPoA) for Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs).

The meeting will be held under the theme, “From Vienna to Kigali: towards a new decade of partnerships for a transformative Programme of Action for LLDCs”.

The outcomes of the Regional Review Meeting will feed into the preparatory process of the Third United Nations Conference on LLDCs to be held in 2024. The Conference will review the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for LLDCs for the Decade 2014-2024, formulate and adopt a renewed framework for international support to address the special needs of LLDCs.

The two-day meeting will bring together ministers and senior government officials from ministries dealing directly with the implementation of the VPoA and related issues of transit, trade, infrastructure development, structural economic transformation and finance, from the 16 African LLDCs. The meeting will also include representatives of transit countries from the region and development partners as well as the UN system, relevant regional and sub-regional organizations, other international organizations, regional and international financial institutions; and the private sector.

When:             29-30 May 2023
Where:            Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel and Convention Centre, Gaborone, Botswana

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