The High-level Meeting on ‘Achieving Sustainable Graduation for the LDCs’ was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 29-30 November 2017. This meeting was organized jointly by the Office of the High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS (UN-OHRLLS) and the Government of Bangladesh.
The primary objective of the meeting was to assess the potential impacts of graduation on the graduating countries; make recommendations on necessary preparations to fully adapt to the changing circumstances arising from the erosion of LDC-specific support; and accelerate the momentum of graduation to maintain the development trajectory of the country with a view to achieving the SDGs by 2030. [see the concept note]
Patrick Guillaumont, President of Ferdi, was a keynote speaker at the session 2 "Seizing the momentum of graduation to achieve the SDGs: prospects and challenges" :
Graduation of the least developed countries in the new Agenda for Sustainable Development Rationale, Transition and Prospects
[See the programme]