UN meeting focuses on concerns of landlocked countriesListen /
Strengthening partnerships and taking advantage of south-south cooperation and investment are some of the "crucial ingredients to success" for landlocked developing countries.
That statement comes from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who on Monday addressed a meeting of these 31 countries (LLDCs) which face serious constraints in reaching global markets.
"Policies should be results-oriented and broad-based – taking into consideration broader development issues, such as structural transformation of economies, diversification of exports and enhancement of productive capacities. LLDCs can also explore avenues to reap the maximum benefits of the emerging service sector to better integrate into the world economy.”
Mr. Ban also urged countries to work for a successful conclusion of the Doha Round of trade negotiations aimed at lowering trade barriers.
He said a development-oriented outcome would help LLDCs increase their share in the global marketplace.
Dianne Penn, United Nations.