The meeting will undertake substantive preparations for the midterm review, including a review of progress in the preparatory process for the review and its organisation, a comprehensive appraisal of the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action by the Least Developed Countries and their development partners, identify effective international and domestic policies in the light of the outcome of the appraisal as well as new and emerging challenges and opportunities and the means to address them, reaffirm the global commitment to addressing the special needs of the Least Developed Countries and mobilize additional international support measures and action in favour of the Least Developed Countries.
The meeting is open to the stakeholders of the Istanbul Programme of Action, including Civil Society organisations accredited to ECOSOC and entities of the United Nations system.
11 February 2016: Building Synergy and Coherence in the implementation of the Istanbul Plan of Action in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda – Special Thematic Event organized by the President of the General Assembly
The primary objective of the special event is to build commond ground on how the implementation of the IPoA can be enhanced during the remainder of the decade by building synergies and coherence in the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development
The event will consist of an opening session, two interactive panel discussions and a closing plenary session. It will take place on the 11th of February 2016 in the Trusteeship Council.