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New strategies for the development of Least Developed Countries

Date
Time (GMT +01) 13:30 15:00

Speakers

Mr Cheick Sidi Diarra - Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the LDCs, United Nations

Mr Stephen O’Brien - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development

Mr Arjun Karki - International Coordinator, LDC Watch

Chair

Alison Evans - Director, Overseas Development Institute

Description

In May this year the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Conference will assess the results of the current 10-year action plan for the LDCs, and will work to adopt new strategies for the sustainable development of the LDCs into the next decade.

Preparations for the conference are in progress, with activities at national, regional and global levels. As part of this process, Bond will hold a high-level meeting at the Overseas Development Institute.