Overview of the intergovernmental process
The Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee of the Conference will meet to appraise the implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action and prepare the Outcome Document for consideration and adoption by the Conference. Two two-day sessions of the Committee will be held 12-13 June and 2-3 October 2014 in New York.
Regional Review Meetings
Three regional review meetings on the implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action will take place in 2013. The reviews will undertake assessments of the implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action in the regions, provide an important opportunity for sharing experiences and lessons learned on challenges faced by LLDCs in each region and identify recommendations for appropriate strategies and mechanisms to address these challenges. The outcome of the regional level preparations will feed into the global review process. United Nations Regional Commissions will coordinate the regional reviews, in cooperation with countries and OHRLLS.
- Euro-Asia Regional Review, 5-7 March 2013, Vientiane, Lao PDR
- Africa Regional Review, 16-18 July 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Latin America Regional Review, 19 November 2013, Asuncion, Paraguay
Landlocked developing countries will prepare national reviews on the implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action that will serve to enrich the regional and global discussions. Those reports should be prepared in consultation with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including customs, border-crossing administrations, transport service providers, traders, public administrations, parliaments, and the private business community.