Brainstorming Meeting on the substantive preparation for UNLDC IV: “Towards a new partnership for LDCs”
Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, Diplomat Ballroom
New York, USA
In preparation for the LDC IV conference in 2011, in Turkey, OHRLLS is organizing a three-day brainstorming meeting to identify priorities for a renewed partnership in preparation of an outcome document for the Conference, and to develop methodological guidance that can be used for the appraisal of the implementation of the Brussels Programme. The meeting aims to ensure a strategic approach to the drafting of a new programme of action for the next decade, this appraisal will provide a basis for the new priorities, policies and commitments by LDCs and their development partners. In addition, options to strengthen the monitoring and implementation mechanisms will be identified, to improve mutual accountability.
Specifically, the brainstorming meeting will identify changes in the global economy and policy sphere that are affecting LDCs. These include challenges posed by the food, energy and financial crises, which have set back the achievement of the goals of the BPoA. Likewise, the effects of climate change on LDCs and changes in the international aid architecture will be taken into account.