The LDC IV Monitor Group, as part of the Commonwealth Commission on LDC Trade Related Issues, held an expert group meeting on 29 January 2020, in London. The purpose of the meeting was to critically reflect on the past actions and state of play of the Istanbul Plan of Action (IPOA) 2011 to 2020 and to discuss future actions and the way forward for the forthcoming 2021 – 2030 LDC Plan of Action.
The main objectives of the meeting were to:
This session focused on the action plan and way forward for the group. Presentations were given by Matthias Bruckner, CDP and Patrick Guillaumont, President, FERDI.
The comments by Patrick Guillaumont highlighted three points.
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The LDC IV Monitor is an independent partnership established by 8 think tanks and academic institutions from Least Developed Countries (LDC) and partner countries. It was established in 2011 to assess and monitor the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) adopted by the Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (UN LDC IV).