We, the Interim Secretariat of the International Think Tank for LLDCs, in cooperation with the UN Office of the High Representative for Landlocked Developing Countries and UN Treaty section are organizing a High level luncheon event for the Group of LLDCs in New York on October 6 on the occasion of the entry into force of the Multilateral Agreement for the establishment of an ITT for LLDCs.
The Multilateral Agreement has fulfilled the legal requirement of having a minimum of 10 accessions and/or ratifications from LLDCs in the Multilateral Agreement for the establishment of the ITT for LLDCs. Nepal acceded to the Multilateral Agreement on 7th of August, 2017 becoming the 10th member state of the ITT for LLDCs.
According to article 12.1 of the Multilateral Agreement, which states “The present Agreement shall enter into force on the sixtieth day after the date of deposit of the tenth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.”, the Agreement will enter into force on October 6, 2017.
Having fulfilled all necessary legal requirements, the Interim Secretariat has started the transition process to shift from its interim management scheme to full operation as an intergovernmental organisation.
The event aims at recognizing the entry into force the Multilateral Agreement and inform LLDCs about the next steps of the ITT for LLDCs.
The event will be concluded with the official launching of the latest publications of the ITT for LLDCs.