Event:

The post-2015 development framework: priorities for the least developed countries (WP1309)

Image: UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran Tawilla: Internally displaced persons (IDP) settled in Dali camp, next to Tawilla (North Darfur), are currently farming the lands rented by local owners for the rainy season. Most of these IDPs came recently to Tawilla fleeing from the clashes in Shangle Tubaya at the beginning of 2011 (16 August 2011).

Least developed countries (LDCs) have most at stake as the world builds a post-2015 development agenda. They suffer unacceptable deprivation, and many are ‘behind the curve’ on progress to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

The event considered what development framework the world needs for the challenges to be faced in the coming decades from the standpoint of the LDCs. It explored how the priorities of the LDCs – including those expressed in the Istanbul Programme of Action – can be integrated in the SDGs and the post 2015 development agenda. Discussion focused on poverty eradication, environmental sustainability, structural transformation and building of resilience in LDCs. Institutional issues and means of implementation were also on the agenda.

Further information

Dipak Gyawali, Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Kathmandu

 

Gyan Acharya, Under-Secretary General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, United Nations, OHRLLS

 

Dr Youba Sokona, Special Advisor on Sustainable Development, South Centre

 

Paul Larsen, Project Manager Post-2015 Policy & Coordination, Department for UN Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo

 

Masego Madzwamuse, Economic Justice Programme Manager, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Johannesburg

 

UNGA Special Event Outcome Document

News

Post-2015 framework on poverty eradication and sustainable development

Reading material

Background reading

Convergence and contention: the least developed countries in post-2015 debates

Transforming global development: An LDC perspective on the post-2015 agenda

Thematic_summary: LDCs priorities in the post-2015 development agenda and the SDGs

Lagging behind – lessons from the Least Developed Countries for a development agenda post-2015

Southern Voice: post-MDG International Development Goals

 


Date:
Wed 29 - Fri 31 January, 2014
Venue:

Wiston House

Wilton Park
Wiston House, Steyning
West Sussex
BN44 3DZ
+44 (0) 1903 815 020
For more information see Your stay at Wilton Park

View map

Event no:
WP1309
Themes:
Sustainable development and the environment
Tags:
environment, mdg, poverty, sustainability

Published outputs

Concept

Download

Programme

Download

Report

Download

Contacts

Kathryn Hingston: Former Programme Director

Biography and other events

Partners

Our key sponsor(s) for this event: