Kazakhstan urges to follow Almaty Programme of Action
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 14 / Trend , G.Dadashova /
Counsellor of the Kazakh mission to the UN Tleuzhan Seksenbay stated that parties to the Almaty Programme of Action to follow its recommendations, the UN News Center reported.
Speaking at the 11th and 12th meeting of the Second Committee of the 66th General Assembly on Oct.13, Seksenbay highlighted the special needs of landlocked developing countries, urging parties to the Almaty Programme of Action to follow its recommendations.
That would require improved cooperation on official development assistance (ODA), technical assistance and efforts to better tailor multilateral trade negotiations to specific conditions.
He also stressed the need to strengthen United Nations support for ensuring the eradication of poverty in middle-income countries.
Underlining the importance of identifying innovative sources of development finance, with a greater focus on the private sector, Seksenbay said his country had already launched a public-private partnership mechanism to pursue that and had made social responsibility mandatory.
"Kazakhstan had already surpassed expectations with regard to the Millennium Development Goals, thanks in large part to the financing for development process. The country needed to consolidate those achievements at the institutional level," he said.
The Almaty Declaration and Programme of Action adopted in 2003 reflected the strong commitment of the international community to addressing the special needs and problems of landlocked developing countries as called for in the United Nations Millennium Declaration. The overarching goal of the Almaty Programme of Action is to forge partnerships to overcome the specific problems of the landlocked developing countries that result from their lack of territorial access to the sea and their remoteness and isolation from world markets.