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Report on the twentieth meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group. Note by the Secretariat.

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The terms of reference of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) stipulate that the LEG shall meet twice each year. In response to an offer made by the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the twentieth meeting of the group was held in Vientiane, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, from 12 to 14 September 2011. This report includes a summary of the status of preparation and implementation of national adaptation programmes of action. In addition, the report provides information on the priority activities of the work programme of the LEG for 2011, in particular on progress made by the LEG in the development of several technical and information papers. Also included in this report is a summary of the presentation made by the climate change team of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on a case study of the country related to the identification and implementation of medium- to long-term adaptation activities. Finally, the report provides a summary of the group’s discussions on priorities up to its next meeting and beyond.

Item 6(b) of the provisional agenda
Matters relating to Article 4, paragraphs 8 and 9, of the Convention. Matters relating to the least developed countries


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meeting papers




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United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 28/10/2011