Ambassadorial Meeting of the Group of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) Held

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b.dulamdorj@montsame.gov.mn
2024-02-01 15:17:43

Ulaanbaatar, February 1, 2024 /MONTSAME/. The Ambassadorial Meeting of the Group of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) was held in New York on January 29, 2024.


The Meeting was attended by was attended by Rabab Fatima, Under Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), as well as Gladys Mokhawa, Head of the LLDCs Group and Permanent Representative of Botswana to the United Nations, also present were the Permanent Representatives of the member countries of the Group. During the Meeting, High Representative Rabab Fatima and Head of the LLDCs Group, Permanent Representative of Botswana to the United Nations Gladys Mokhawapresented information regarding the preparations for the 3rd UN Conference of the LLDCs scheduled to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from June 18 to 21, 2025. They also outlined the events planned for 2024 by the Group, both organized by them and those in which they will participate.


Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations Enkhbold Vorshilov introduced the measures implemented by the Intergovernmental Committee for the preparation of the 3rd UN Conference of the LLDCs and provided updates on the progress of negotiations regarding the final draft of the Conference during the Meeting. Members of the Group also emphasized the importance of involving the private sector, civil society, and youth in evaluating the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action (VPoA) for Landlocked Developing Countries. They discussed defining the next 10-year plan in alignment with the implementation of sustainable development goals in an innovative way.


Mongolia is co-chairing the Intergovernmental Committee for the preparation of the 3rd UN Conference of the LLDCs, and the regular meeting of the Committee will be held in New York on February 5-8, 2024.