High-Level Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action

When, local time: 
Friday, 27 May 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, 29 May 2016 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Turkey, Antalay, Turkey
Type of Event: 
Interagency meeting
Contact: 
Clare Stark, 0145681986, c.stark@unesco.org

The Comprehensive High-Level Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries will take place in Antalya, Turkey from 27-29 May 2016. The conference will undertake a comprehensive review of the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action by the least developed countries (LDCs) and their development partners and likewise reaffirm the global commitment to address the special needs of the LDCs.

UNESCO has been contributing to the preparatory process of the conference, providing inputs to the zero draft of the outcome document and outlining priority issues within UNESCO’s mandate. A policy brief was prepared as a key contribution to the Conference, which provides a sectoral review of the progress of the LDCs in achieving the IPoA priority areas relevant to UNESCO's work. UNESCO will participate in the UN System High Level Event that will be organized on 29 May and is organizing two side events on "Leveraging Skills for Employment and Entrepreneurship," and on "Science, Technology and Innovation," with the latter co-organized with WIPO.

More information on the Conference is available at http://www.ipoareview.org/

More information on UNESCO’s participation is available at http://www.unesco.org/new/en/bureau-of-strategic-planning/themes/special...