Amina J. Mohammed (Deputy Secretary-General) on the High-Level Thematic Round Table 8: Supporting Sustainable & Irreversible Graduation from the LDC Category (LDC5 )
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Remarks by Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the High-Level Thematic Round Table 8: Supporting Sustainable & Irreversible Graduation from the LDC Category (LDC5 ).
The DPoA recognizes that graduating LDCs need support to address their specific challenges and needs, in particular, in the areas of trade, intellectual property rights and financing for development. Their multi-dimensional vulnerabilities stem not only from being LDCs but for many also from being landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) or small island developing states (SIDS). A critical component of such support is dedicated capacity development in the form of policy and technical advisory services, that is incentive-based and time-bound and tailored for each country's needs including responding to possible crises or disasters they may face. Concrete measures such as the iGRAD (Sustainable Graduation Support Facility) included as a fundamental component of the Doha Programme of Action can be a key steppingstone for graduating and graduated countries to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its Goals in the last mile.