November 26, 2015

LDC Ministerial Conference 2015

LDC Ministerial Conference 2015

LDC Ministerial Conference 2015

The sixth edition of UNIDO’s Least Developed Countries’ (LDC) Ministerial Conference will be held in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, from 26 to 27 November 2015 in Vienna, right before the 16th session of the UNIDO General Conference.

This LDC conference will connect over 250 participants including LDC ministers, and representatives from UN agencies, regional economic communities, institutions in emerging countries, donors and private sector entities. The participants will discuss the best path to graduation out of the LDC category and the innovative ways to sustain structural change and capitalize on achievements.

The conference will consist of the following six sessions:

Session 1:    Ministerial debate on progress made by LDCs towards graduation
Session 2:    SDG 9 and the path to graduation
Session 3:    Mainstreaming ISID into national policies and programmes
Session 4:    Making partnerships work: development and integration tools to foster private sector development in LDCs
Session 5:    Means of implementation
Session 6:    Sustainability and the way forward

The panels of these sessions are comprised of high-level members from academia, the private sector, UN agencies and governments. There will be opportunities for participants to form linkages and partnerships.
In addition, a study tour will be organized, highlighting innovative industrial and business practices in Austria.
The conference will also be the platform to launch the “Inclusive development and entrepreneurship for all (IDEA)” project.

For more information on the conference please contact:

Bashir Condé 
Programme Officer, UNIDO
Telephone: (+43-1) 26026-3602/26026-3266

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