The Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2001 through its resolution 56/227 with functions recommended by the Secretary-General in his report A/56/645.
The key functions of the Office of the High Representative in accordance with the Secretary-General's report A/56/645 are:
(a) To assist the Secretary-General in ensuring the full mobilization and coordination of all parts of the United Nations system, with a view to facilitating the coordinated implementation of and coherence in the follow-up and monitoring of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries at the country, regional and global levels;
(b) To provide coordinated support to the Economic and Social Council as well as the General Assembly in assessing progress and in conducting the annual review of the implementation of the Programme of Action;
(c) To ensure full and effective implementation the Almaty Declaration and Almaty Programme of Action: Addressing the Special needs of Landlocked Developing Countries within the Transit Transport Cooperation for Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries;
(d) To support, as appropriate, the coordinated follow-up of the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States;
(e) To undertake appropriate advocacy work in favour of the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States in partnership with the relevant parts of the United Nations as well as with the civil society, media, academia and foundations;
(f) To assist in mobilizing international support and resources for the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries and other programmes and initiatives for landlocked developing countries and small island developing States;
(g) To provide appropriate support to group consultations of Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States;
(h) To enhance its cooperation and coordination with organizations within the United Nations system, particularly those engaged in operational activities on the ground in landlocked and transit developing countries, to ensure effective implementation of the Programme of Action. The Office of the High Representative will continue to carry out advocacy work to mobilize international awareness and focus attention on the implementation of the present Programme of Action;
(i) To ensure that the Conference is effectively followed up, within our mandate and in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly.