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High-Level Thematic Round Table 6: Sustainable…

High-Level Thematic Round Table 6: Sustainable Recovery from the Pandemic & Building the Resilience of LDCs against Future Shocks (LDC5 )

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The high-level thematic round tables will focus on consensus-building to renew and reinvigorate partnerships and mobilize additional international support measures and actions in support of least developed countries to enhance their resilience to multiple shocks and accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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At the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and a growing crisis of debt, the LDCs are falling further behind the rest of the world. To achieve a sustainable recovery, opportunities in building back better and increasing the resilience of LDCs against future shocks need to be further explored. The DPoA puts a strong focus on sustainable recovery and resilience building in LDCs is a prerequisite to ensure that Covid-19 does not lead to a lost decade for development for LDCs and that the internationally agreed development goals remain within reach for the LDCs. It calls for access to safe, effective and affordable COVID19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics as well as ensuring universal access to health care in the LDCs to address current and future shocks.

SPEAKERS:

Amadou Alpha Sall, Director of the Institut Pasteur de Dakar; 

Hakainde Hichilema, President of Zambia;

Hissa Bint Khalifa Al Thani, Envoy of the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States for Humanitarian Affairs;

Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the SG for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR;

Phonevanh OUTHAVONG, Lao PDR, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment;

Rabia Ferroukhi, Director of Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA);

Siaosi Sovaleni, Prime Minister of the Kingdom Tonga;

Yero Baldeh, Director of the Transition States Coordination Department, AfDB.

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