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Inaugural Meeting of the International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries was successfully organized in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Jun 26, 2018 | 4:13 pm

The Government of Mongolia and the International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries with the Office of the High-Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) organized the Inaugural Meeting of the International Think Tank for LLDCs on June 11-12, 2018, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

The meeting marked the historic inauguration of the International Think Tank for LLDCs and facilitated information and experience sharing through interactive discussions among government officials of LLDCs such as Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Laos, Nepal, Paraguay and Zambia, donor countries and international experts from UNDP, UN-OHRLLS, UNESCAP, UNCTAD, WIPO, Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority, European Institute for Asian Studies and representatives of financial institutions and private sector during thematic sessions.

During the meeting, joint press conference was organized and H.E. Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, OHRLLS, H.E. Ms. Battsetseg B., Deputy Foreign Minister of Mongolia and Chair country of the Board of Governors of the ITT for LLDCs, H.E. Mr. Raul Silvero, Ambassador of Paraguay to Mongolia and Chair country of the Group of LLDCs and Mr. Odbayar E., Executive Director of the ITT for LLDCs briefed the media on the inaugural meeting and discussions of thematic sessions on “Foreign direct investment in LLDCs”, “Information and communication technology in LLDCs” and “Transportation Challenges of LLDCs”.

During the thematic session 3 papers of the ITT for LLDCs were introduced to the participants.

1.International Trade Connectivity: FDI, Economic Diversification and Trade

2.ICT Connectivity: Azerbaijan Model of Technology Leapfrogging

3.Transport Connectivity: Modelling the Potential for Aviation Liberalization.

On the occasion of the inaugural meeting of the ITT for LLDCs, the ribbon-cutting ceremony was organized to mark the inauguration of the Think Tank on June 12, 2018, UN House in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Agenda Inaugural meeting 20180607

Please find presentations below:

Session 1:

Thematic session 1: Foreign Direct Investment and Economic diversification of LLDCs

FDI and LLDCs presentation – UN-OHRLLS

Economic Diversification and FDI in Asia-Pacific – ESCAP

FDI, Economic Diversification and Regional Trade Network Connectivity – The Case of LAOS – ITTLLDC

FDI and Economic Diversification – EPCRC

Role of IP in Development and Diversification – WIPO

Thematic session 2: ICT-Connectivity and LLDCs

The Azerbaijan Model of Technology Leapfrogging – ITTLLDC

Bridging the digital divide through regional cooperation – ESCAP

E-commerce and GS1 barcode system – GS1 Mongolia

Enterprise IT Status – Xacbank

Thematic session 3: Infrastructure Development, Transit Transport Corridors and trade facilitation: Challenges and opportunities of LLDCs

Infrastructure Development and Trade Facilitation – Introduction of key issues – OHRLLS

Modelling the Potential for Aviation Liberalization in Central Asia – ITTLLDC

Experiences of a Transit corridor organization from Africa – Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority

Transport and Trade Facilitation for Development – Scaling-up Public Finance and Investments – UNCTAD

Special needs in effective transport and transit system – National Road Transport Association of Mongolia

Outcome of the Meeting:

Declaration – Inaugural Meeting ITT LLDCs

Summary of the meeting

Contact itlldc

Email: thinktank@land-locked.org

Tel: +976-11-351971

Fax: +976 11 322127

visit ittlldc headquarters

UN House

United Nations Street-14

Sukhbaatar district

Ulaanbaatar 14201

Mongolia

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