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Matters relating to the least developed countries. Meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group. Note by the secretariat.
The Conference of the Parties at its seventh session, by its decision 29/CP.7, established the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) to advise on the preparation and implementation strategy for national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs), and in the same decision adopted the terms of reference of the LEG. According to these terms of reference, the LEG is to convene twice each year and is to propose a programme of work for the remainder of its term for consideration by the Subsidiary Body for Implementation at its sixteenth session (SBI 16). The Government of Tanzania hosted the first meeting of the LEG, at Arusha, in the period from 26 to 28 February 2002. Financial support for the organization of the meeting was provided by the Governments of Canada and the Netherlands. This document summarizes the discussions that took place at the above-mentioned meeting. Discussions on procedural issues relating to the functions of the LEG are included in section III and discussions on the development of the LEG programme of work are covered in section IV below. The programme of work, as adopted by the group, is included in annex I to this document for consideration by SBI 16 pursuant to paragraph 8 of the terms of reference of the LEG. The composition of the LEG is included in annex II, and the agenda of the meeting is included in annex III to this document
Item 7 of the provisional agenda
United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 25/03/2002