As a critical input for the comprehensive High-level Midterm review broad-based and inclusive country-level preparations shall be undertaken by all LDCs with a view to assess progress, obstacles, constraints, actions and measures necessary to further the implementation of the Istanbul Programme.

The national inputs of the Least Developed Countries are an essential part of  the preparatory process. National reports should also provide an overview of measures taken in line with the IPoA priorities oriented towards boosting structural transformation and productive capacity building in the LDCs in order to enable them to meet the criteria for graduation by 2020.

To assist in the preparation of national reports, the General Assembly requested the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, in her capacity as Chair of the United Nations Development Group, to ensure full involvement of the Resident Coordinator system and country teams in LDCs in the preparation for high-level midterm review, including in the preparation of national reports.

Documents:

The Annotated Outline of National Reports


Received National Reports

List of national reports to the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries

Afghanistan – National Report to the Midterm Review

Bangladesh – National Report to the Midterm Review

Benin – National Report to the Midterm Review

Bhutan – National Report to the Midterm Review

Burkina Faso – National Report to the Midterm Review

Burundi – National Report to the Midterm Review

Cambodia – National Report to the Midterm Review

Democratic Republic of Congo – National Report to the Midterm Review

Djibouti – National Report to the Midterm Review

Eritrea – National Report to the Midterm Review

Ethiopia – National Report to the Midterm Review

Guinea – National Report to the Midterm Review

Guinea Bissau – National Report to the Midterm Review

Kiribati – National Report to the Midterm Review

Lao PDR – National Report to the Midterm Review

Lesotho – National Report to the Midterm Review

Liberia – National Report to the Midterm Review

Madagascar – National Report to the Midterm Review

Malawi – National Report to the Midterm Review

Mauritania – National Report to the Midterm Review

Myanmar – National Report to the Midterm Review

Nepal – National Report to the Midterm Review

Senegal – National Report to the Midterm Review

Sudan – National Report to the Midterm Review

Tanzania – National Report to the Midterm Review

Togo – National Report to the Midterm Review

Tuvalu – National Report to the Midterm Review

Zambia –  National Report to the Midterm Review


7-8 December 2015 – Meeting of the National Focal Points on the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action

The annual workshop was organized by UN-OHRLLS with the support and in close cooperation with the European Commission, as major development partner of the LDCs. The workshop was attended by 26 LDC National Focal Points and drew on expert resource persons from UN-OHRLLS and the Commission.  The LDC NFPs were invited to present the main findings emerging from their national review process in preparation for the midterm review of the Istanbul Programme of Action.