Launch of the book "Out of the trap. Supporting the least developed countries" at the United Nations, organized with OHRLLS

November 14, 2019, New-York

The book "Out of the trap. Supporting the least developed countries" was presented in parallel with the annual meeting of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Focal Points - Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).

14 November 2019, 12:30-14:30 - UN Conference Room.

Agenda

Launch event introduced by:

  • Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, Under-Secretary-General, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
  • Perks Ligoya, Ambassador, and Permanent Representative of Malawi to the United Nations, Chair of the LDCs Group at ECOSOC
  • Patrick Guillaumont, President of the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI)

Insights into the new book  were presented by several authors.

Comments by:

  • Debapriya Bhattacharya, Head of the LDC IV Monitor, and Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Ngueto Yambaye, Former Minister of the Economy and Development Planning of Chad, and former Africa Executive Director of IMF
  • Wenyan Yang, Chief, Social Perspective on Development Branch at the United Nations

Partners

  • Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).
  • LDCIV Monitor