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.
Received National Reports
List of national reports to the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries
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.