Africa Regional Midterm Review Meeting of the Vienna Programme of Action for the Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024 

18-19 March 2019

Marrakech, Morocco

 

The Landlocked Developing Countries face too many challenges due to their geographical situation. To address the challenges of the LLDCs, the international community adopted in 2014 the Vienna Programme of Action (VPoA) for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014-2024.

Nearing the halfway in the implementation of the VPoA, the LLDCs exhibit mixed results in their progress in achieving the priorities of the Vienna Programme. 

In this regard, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the UN Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) will organize the Africa Regional Midterm Review of the implementation of the VPoA in March 2019 in Marrakech, Morocco. 

 

The Outcome Document: Africa Regional Midterm Review Meeting  Outcome [English] [French] 

 

Africa Regional Midterm Review: Report of UNECA/UN-OHRLLS Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for LLDCs for the Decade 2014-2024 in the Africa Region [English] 

Background Information 
Description Download
Concept Note[EN][FR] [AR]
Programme[EN][FR]
Information Note[EN][FR]

 

Media
DescriptionDownload
Media Advisory[EN][FR][AR]
Joint Press Release English
Communication and Social Media ToolkitEnglish

 

Session 
Description Download
Day 1
Opening Session:High-level stocktaking of progress over the last five years
Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, Under-Secretary-General and
High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked
Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
English
Ms. Mounia Boucetta, Secretary of State to the Minister of Foreign
Affairs and International Cooperation, Morocco
English
Mr. Adam Elhiraika, Director of Macroeconomic and Governance
Division, UNECA
English
Mr. Philippe Poinsot, Resident Coordinator, United NationsEnglish
Session 1: Introduction of the Progress Report for the Meeting
Ms. Gladys Mutangadura, Senior Programme Officer, UN-OHRLLSEnglish
Mr. Francis Ikome, Chief, Regional Integration Section, Regional
Integration and Trade Division, UNECA
English
Session 2: Fundamental Transit Policy Issues
Ms. Gladys Mutangadura, Senior Programme Officer, UN-OHRLLSEnglish
Ms. Jane Karonga Economic, Affairs Officer, Regional Integration and
Trade Division, UNECA
English
Mr. Raul Torres, Counsellor, Development Division, World Trade
Organization
English
Countries interventions[Zimbabwe][Niger][Eritrea][Malawi]
Session 3: Connectivity and Transport Infrastructure Development
Mr. Soteri Gatera, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Energy,
Infrastructure and Services Sector, Private Sector Development and
Finance Division, UNECA
English
Ms. Zodwa Florence Mabuza, Principal Regional Integration Officer,
African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
English
Countries interventions[Zimbabwe][Eritrea][Malawi]
Session 4: ICT Connectivity, Sustainable Energy and Regional Integration
Ms. Gladys Mutangadura, Senior Programme Officer, UN-OHRLLSEnglish
Mr. Francis Ikome, Chief, Regional Integration Section, Regional
Integration and Trade Division, UNECA
English
Countries interventions[Malawi]
Day 2
Session 5: International Trade and Trade Facilitation
Ms. Jane Karonga Economic, Affairs Officer, Regional Integration and
Trade Division, UNECA
English
Ms. Nnana Mmanyabela Pheto, Economic Affairs Officer UN-OHRLLSEnglish
Mr. Raul Torres, Counsellor, Development Division, World Trade
Organization
English
Countries interventions[Zimbabwe][Malawi]
Session 6: Structural Economic Transformation
Mr. Francis Ikome, Chief, Regional Integration Section, Regional
Integration and Trade Division, UNECA
English
Ms. Nnana Mmanyabela Pheto, Economic Affairs Officer UN-OHRLLSEnglish
Countries interventions[Côte d'Ivoire][Eswatini][Botswana][Burkina Faso][Malawi]
Session 7: Means of Implementation Partnerships and Follow-up and
Review
H.E. Mr. Jan Kickert, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of
Austria to the UN, New York
Ms. Zodwa Florence Mabuza, Principal Regional Integration Officer,
African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
English
Ms. Eunice Kamwendo, Strategic Advisor, Regional Bureau for Africa,
UNDP
English
Countries interventions[Bhutan][Malawi]
Closing Session
Ms. Heidi Schroderus-Fox, Director, UN-OHRLLSEnglish
Mr. Stephen Karingi, Director, Regional Integration and Trade Division,
UNECA
H.E. Mr. Jan Kickert, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of
Austria to the UN, New York and Co-Facilitator for the Mid Term Review
of the Vienna Programme of Action
H.E. Ms. Doma Tshering, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of
Bhutan to the United Nations in New York and Co-Facilitator for the Mid
Term Review of the Vienna Programme of Action
English

 

Background Documents
DescriptionDownload
VPoA Factsheet[EN][FR][AR]
Vienna Programme of Action[EN][FR]
2018 Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014-2024 (A/73/297)[EN][FR][AR]
General Assembly Resolution A/RES/72/232[EN][FR][AR]
Africa Regional Report on Improving Transit cooperation, Trade and Trade Facilitation For The Benefit Of The Landlocked Developing Countries; Current Status and Policy ImplicationsEnglish
Africa Regional Midterm Review 2019: Background Report: Improving Transport Connectivity, International Trade and Trade Facilitation for LLDCs in African RegionEnglish
Achieving the SDGs in Landlocked Developing Countries through Connectivity and Trade Facilitation (UN-OHRLLS, 2018) English
Parliamentary Document: Africa Regional Review Meeting on the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024[EN][FR]