Tanzania. Preparatory regional and thematic Meetings Dhaka, January 2010 Addis Ababa, June/July 2010 Lisbon, December 2010 Geneva- July, 2010 and November, 2010 New York- January 2011, April 2011 New Delhi- South-South Cooperation Istanbul, Turkey, May 2011. Tanzania. The Conference
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Preparatory regional and thematic Meetings
Dhaka, January 2010
Addis Ababa, June/July 2010
Lisbon, December 2010
Geneva- July, 2010 and November, 2010
New York- January 2011, April 2011
New Delhi- South-South Cooperation
Istanbul, Turkey, May 2011
Heads of State and Government,
Leaders of the International Organizations,
The civil Society Forum
The Investment Forum
8931 total - accredited to the Conference.
36 Heads of State and Government,
96 Ministers and
66 Heads of International Organizations
The plan’s main goal is to halve the number of LDCs by 2020, through:
A combination of strong economic growth,
Greater gender equality,
Decreased vulnerability to economic shocks and natural disasters,
and better governance.
Istanbul Declaration and
Istanbul Program of Action have been agreed upon.
Turkey will be making available:
200 million USD annually to LDCs, starting in 2012.
To be used for technical cooperation projects and programs as well as scholarships.
Turkey is prepared to host an:
“International Science, Technology and Innovation Center” and an
“International Agriculture Center” dedicated to the LDCs.
Implementation of the Istanbul Program of Action
Turkey, on its part will contribute to this process by contributing 5 million USD
that it will allocate for the monitoring of the implementation of the Istanbul Program of Action. Furthermore,
Turkey is also ready to host a Mid-Term Review Conference of the Istanbul Program of Action, in Istanbul, in 2015.
Turkey is determined to work for the global common good and economic justice for all.
On the road for graduation,
The final plan of action calls only for a “timely implementation of:
quota free market access, on a lasting basis for all LDCs”
In line with the Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration,
Remains vague, only calling for development partners to provide enterprises with incentives to encourage technology transfer
There was no new progress in Istanbul on mobilising finances for climate change adaptation.
Nor did the plan of action feature any mention of commitments from developed countries to undertake greenhouse gas emissions cuts.
Development Assistance (ODA)
Donors which have met an
Earlier 0.15 percent target will “undertake to reach 0.20 per cent expeditiously.”
All other donors committed to 0.15 percent target undertook to try to achieve the target by 2015.
Developed countries highlighted the need for better governance and accountability for the use of the funds allocated to LDCs,
South South Cooperation
Is not a substitute to North-South cooperation”, but that support from developing countries to LDCs should play a “complementary role in the implementation of the plan”.
About $9.6 billion in ODA was granted through South-South cooperation in 2008, according to the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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