Second UN Conference on Land-Locked Developing Countries

Contract partner: UN-OHRLLS - United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing StatesCountry: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 300.000,00Project start: 30.09.2014End: 31.12.2014

Short Description:

Overall goal

The 2d UN Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs). 3-5 November 2014 in Vienna, will bring together 1.000-1.500 participants from 32 LLDCs, transit developing countries, donor countries, UN, other int’l orgs. & the private sector. Half of LLDCs (16) are also LDCs; the same number are located in Africa. Conference objectives:

1. Critical assessment of the implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action (APoA), and a new common action-oriented strategic framework for supporting LLDCs over the next decade in: harnessing international trade; boosting the private sector; regional and south-south cooperation; bridging infrastructure gaps; strengthening the legal framework on transport/transit; addressing emerging issues; building productive capacity; reducing economic and social disparities

2. Reaffirmed global commitment to addressing the special needs of the landlocked developing countries

3. Additional international support measures in favour of the landlocked developing countries to enable them to fully participate in the global trade

4. A more efficient monitoring and evaluation mechanism for the implementation of the new programme of action.

Expected Results:

1) A shared understanding of the development gaps and emerging critical issues,

2) strategies and priorities of LLDCs for addressing those challenges identified,

3) a programme adopted which adequately addresses these challenges.

ADA’s contribution enables the attendance of 230-250 participants from LLDC countries by supporting their travel expenses.

project number2728-00/2014
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.