Latin America Region Midterm Review of the Vienna Programme of Action for the Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024

11-12 June 2019

Santiago, Chile

INTRODUCTION

The Landlocked Developing Countries face 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 Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the UN Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) in consultation with the Government of Paraguay will organize the Latin America Regional Midterm Review of the implementation of the VPoA on 11-12 June 2019 at ECLAC Headquarters in Santiago, Chile. 

MEETING VENUE

Celso Furtado conference room at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), located at Avda. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago. Access is also possible via the entrance at Avda. Alonso de Cordova 3170.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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Preliminary Programme [EN] [ESP]
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Information Note and Registration [EN] [ESP]
Background Report [EN] [ESP]
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Day 1
Opening Session:Welcome remarks and high-level stocktaking of progress over the past 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
Midterm review of the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024 in Latin America and the Caribbean
Session 1(a): Assessing progress
Presentation of ECLAC report, Ricardo J. Sánchez, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Division of International Trade and Integration of ECLACEnglish
Gladys Mutangadura, Senior Programme Officer, UN-OHRLLSEnglish
Session 1(b): Fundamental transit policy issues
Gladys Mutangadura, Senior Programme Officer, UN-OHRLLSEnglish
Presentation of ECLAC report, Gabriel Pérez, Economic Affairs Officer,
Division of International Trade and Integration of ECLAC
English
Session 2: Connectivity and transport infrastructure development
Gladys Mutangadura, Senior Programme Officer, UN-OHRLLSEnglish
Presentation of ECLAC report, Fabio Weikert Bicalho, Associate Economic
Affairs Officer, Division of International Trade and Integration of ECLAC
English
Session 3: ICT connectivity, energy and regional integration
Sebastian Rovira, Economic Affairs Officer, Division of Production, Productivity and Management of ECLAC
English
Rubén Contreras, Economic Affairs Officer, Natural Resources Division of ECLACSpanish
Presentation of ECLAC report, Gabriel Pérez, Economic Affairs Officer, International Trade and Integration Division of ECLACEnglish
Day 2
Sustainable transport connectivity and implementation of transport- related Sustainable Development Goals in selected landlocked and transit/bridging countries
Mr. Roel Janssens, Economic Affairs Officer, Sustainable Transport Division of UNECEEnglish
Session 4: International trade and trade facilitation
Mr. Raúl Torres, Counsellor, Development Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)Spanish
Presentation of ECLAC report, Keiji Inoue, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Division of International Trade and Integration of ECLACEnglish
Session 5: Structural economic transformation
Gabriel Porcile, Economic Affairs Officer, Division of Production, Productivity and Management of ECLACEnglish
Presentation of ECLAC report, Ricardo J. Sánchez, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Division of International Trade and Integration of ECLACSpanish
Mussie Delelegn, Chief, Landlocked Developing Countries Section, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes (ALDC) of UNCTADEnglish
Session 6: Means of implementation
Financing for development in the Latin American region, Georgina Cipoletta Tomassian, Economic Affairs Officer, Economic Development Division of ECLACSpanish
Presentation of ECLAC report, Gabriel Pérez, Economic Affairs Officer, Division of International Trade and Integration of ECLACEnglish
Yeshey Dorji, Programme Officer, UN-OHRLLSEnglish
Closing session
Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, United Nations Under-Secretary- General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing StatesEnglish