List of pre-conference events in the lead up to the MTR

Date and VenueEventOrganizers
Astana, Kazakhstan
16-17 May 2018
Ministerial Meeting on Transport and Trade for LLDCs with the theme: Importance of transport connectivity and trade facilitation for the achievement of the SDGs
Government of Kazakhstan and UN-OHRLLS
Regional Commissions, UNCTAD, World Bank, UNDP, WTO, WCO, ITC
New York
30 May 2018
Briefing on Climate Migration Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs)International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN-OHRLLS
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
11-12 June 2018
Inaugural Conference of the International Think Tank for LLDCs Government of Mongolia, the International Think Tank for LLDCs, and UN-OHRLLS
New York
11 July 2018
Reaching Global Markets: Connecting LLDCs' Cities Through Sustainable Aviation (2018 HLPF Side Event)UN-OHRLLS, ICAO
New York
12 July 2018
Accelerating the energy transition in LLDCs
(2018 HLPF Side Event)
Government of Paraguay; Government of Austria; OHRLLS, UNIDO
Almaty, Kazakhstan
18-19 September 2018

Expert Group Meeting on the Midterm Review of Vienna Programme of Action for LLDCs for the Decade 2014-2024 UNESCAP, UNCTAD, UNECE
11 October 2018
Trade Facilitation Workshop on Transit WTO, UN-OHRLLS
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
16-17 October 2018
Sub-regional Workshop on Fostering Structural Transformation and Export Diversification in Selected Asian LLDCsUNCTAD, ITTLLDCs
25 October 2018
Ministers Meeting: Promoting Foreign Investment For LLDCs (In the margins of the World Investment Forum)UN-OHRLLS, UNCTAD
South Africa
12-15 November 2018
Border Agency Cooperation WorkshopWTO, WCO, World Bank, UN-OHRLLS, UNCTAD
Gaborone, Botswana
November 2018

Sub-regional Workshop on Fostering Structural Transformation and Export Diversification in Landlocked Developing Countries Southern Africa
Katowice, Poland
10-14 December 2018
Side event on Climate change (in the margins of Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC)
8 April 2019
Strengthening ICT Connectivity and Digital Inclusion of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs)UN-OHRLLS, ITU
10-11 April 2019
Expert Group Meeting on Promoting science, technology, innovation and policies for achieving structural economic transformation and sustainable development in LLDCs

7-8 May, New York

Ambassadorial Retreat on the Comprehensive High-level Midterm Review on the Implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for the Decade 2014–2024
17-18 October 2019
Experts Group Meeting on Improving Transit Cooperation and Trade Facilitation for Further Integration of LLDCs in Global TradeUN-OHRLLS
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
29-30 October 2019
Meeting on Best Practices in Corridor Development and Management for the Benefit of LLDCs and Transit CountriesUN-OHRLLS, Government of Mongolia