DATE: Thursday, 5 July 2012, from 1.15 to 2.45 pm
VENUE: Permanent Mission of Turkey to the UN, 821 United Nations Plaza, 8th Floor
This side event has the objective to stimulate discussion on how the monitoring of the implementation of the commitments of the IPoA could contribute towards improving mutual accountability between LDCs and their development partners. Best practice examples of effective two-way mutual accountability will be presented to identify their key characteristics. The event will also provide lessons learned on how monitoring at the national level, including all relevant stakeholders, could be improved in order to strengthen mutual accountability that is grounded in national ownership, which is one of the key principles of the IPoA. The event will further discuss how the mainstreaming of the IPoA into national development strategies as well as development cooperation strategies of partners could provide a joint framework on which national aid policies that clearly define the roles and responsibilities of each actor can be developed. This would be an important step towards mutual accountability and could contribute to improving the quality of aid by aligning it to LDC priorities.
(2) DCF Side Event
Sustainable Development and Least Developed Countries: Supporting LDCs Towards A Green Economy
DATE: Friday, 6 July 2012, from 1.15 to 2.45 pm
VENUE: CR E, North Lawn Building, UN HQ, New York
Growing scarcity of natural resources, pollution, unemployment, inequality and many social problems force both developed and developing countries to challenge current economic vehicles of growth. One way of moving towards sustainable and inclusive growth is the transition to a green economy.
This side event will address the following questions:
- How can a green economy be used to realize growth which is inclusive, promotes human well-being and safeguards the environment, especially in LDCs?
- How can productive capacity be strengthened through the means of an inclusive green economy?
- What structural obstacles, such as those related to trade, business environment, lack of skilled labor or capacity and green technology, should be addressed in order to realize the full potential of an inclusive green economy?
While there is no single model for a green economy, the panel discussion provides an opportunity to discuss new ways in which to strengthen the development of LDCs through the means of a green and more inclusive economy. It also provides an opportunity to discuss the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action from this perspective.
Click HERE for more information.
UNEP/UNCTAD/OHRLLS: Why A Green Economy Matters For The Least Developed Countries
Click HERE to download the main programme of the 2012 DCF.