Rahmon receives Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS

08/08/2016 14:04
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, August 8, 2016, Asia-Plus – Tajik President Emomali Rahmon today received Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS).

According to the Tajik president’s official website, Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya arrived in Dushanbe for participation in the High-Level International Symposium on SDG 6 and Targets Ensuring that No One Is Left Behind in Access to Water and Sanitation, which will kick off here on August 9.

The two sides reportedly discussed issues related to state and prospects of further expansion of cooperation between Tajikistan and the United Nations.

Rahmon highly appraised the current level of cooperation between Tajikistan and the United Nations, noting that about 100 UN-supported projects and programs aiming to enhance social protection, education, agriculture in Tajikistan and the country’s disaster response potentials have been implemented in Tajikistan over the past five years.

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) is an office of the United Nations Secretariat, which deals with the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States.  It was founded in 2001 by United Nations resolution 56/227.

Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya was appointed UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the Office in 2012.

The office has several roles for its client group.  For the Program of Action for the Least Developed Countries, it helps to ensure implementation of the program and supports the UN Economic and Social Council in assessing progress.  It supports follow-up of the Almaty Declaration and Program of Action for Transit Transport Cooperation between Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries, and the UN Program of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States.  It carries out relevant advocacy and seeks international support for its client group with the UN and society generally and it supports consultation within its client group.

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