Joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Second Committee of the General Assembly on Building productive capacities in LDCs, LLDCs, SIDS as well as MICs for more resilient recovery and sustainable development in the post-COVID-19 era


20 October 2021
10:00 - 13:00 hrs. New York time, Rooms 1-2-3
New York
, United States of America

The joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Second Committee of the General Assembly will discuss the opportunities, challenges, key policies and investments needed to build productive capacities in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) as well as Middle-Income countries (MICs) as a critical step for recovering better and getting back on track towards achieving the SDGs, in the decade of action and delivery. It will aim notably to explore innovative solutions and enabling policies to facilitate and augment LDC’s, LLDC’s, SIDS’ as well as MICs’ resilience through building productive capacities.

Guiding Questions

  • Why are productive capacities important for the development process in LDCs, LLDCs, SIDS as well as MICs?
  • What are the key interventions and investments needed to enhance the productive capacities in recovering and rebuilding from the pandemic and accelerating economic growth and sustainable development?
  • What are some lessons learned and good practices to enhance productive capacities?
  • How can the existing sources of finance including the innovating ones, multilateral system as well as regional and south-south cooperation be harnessed more effectively to support the development of productive capacities in LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS as well as MICs?

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