OIPMA took the floor at the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York through a statement on the ‘Substantial challenges with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Least Developed Countries’. Through this statement:
OIPMA recalls paragraph 17 of the Annex of Resolution A/RES/75/290 B, adopted by the General Assembly on 25 June 2021, specifically that “the high- level political forum shall dedicate adequate time to review progress in implementing the 2030 Agenda in countries in special situations, especially with regard to the Sustainable Development Goals under review and their interlinkages, particularly in African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries, small island developing States and countries in conflict and post-conflict situations. The dedicated thematic sessions for countries in special situations in previous high-level political forums must be maintained and the circumstances and challenges of countries in special situations should also be addressed throughout the high-level political forum thematic reviews. Specific challenges facing middle-income countries should also be considered”.