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  • 1. THE INTERNATIONAL THINK TANK FOR LANDLOCKED DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs
  • 2. Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs Past •Declarations •Communiqués •Resolutions Present •Multilateral Agreement on the Establishment of an ITT for LLDCs •What are the benefits of having our own Think Tank ? •What did we achieve? •What about the Mongolian contribution? •Research Papers Future •What to do? •ITT and the EU •Summary
  • 3. Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs President of Mongolia at the First Summit of the LLDCs in Habana in 2006 Declarations: •Ulaanbaatar Declaration adopted at the Meeting of Trade Ministers of LLDCs, Ulaanbaatar, August 28-29, 2007 •Ezulwini Declaration by the 3rd Meeting of Trade Ministers of LLDCs, Ezulwini, Kingdom of Swaziland, October21-22, 2009 Communiqué of the • 7th Annual Ministerial Meeting of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), New York, September 28, 2007 •LLDCs Ministerial, Accra, April 22, 2008 (sideline of UNCTAD XII) •8th Annual Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of LLDCs, New York, September 25, 2009 •9th Annual Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of LLDCs, New York, September 24, 2010 PAST
  • 4. Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs • UNGA Resolution A/RES/64/214 of 23 March 2010 • UNGA Resolution 66/214 of 22 December 2011 • “Ulaanbaatar Declaration” adopted by ESCAP High-level Policy Dialogue on the Implementation of APoA and other Development Gaps faced by the LLDCs, held in Ulaanbaatar from April 12-14, 2011 • ESCAP Resolution E/ESCAP/67/4 of May 22, 2011 on “Ulaanbaatar Declaration” • The 16th Ministerial Conference of the NAM, Bali, May 25-27, 2011 • The 10th ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting Chair’s Statement, 7 June 2011 • Communiqué of the 10th Annual Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of LLDCs, NY, September 23, 2011 • Declaration of the XVI Summit of Heads of State or Government of the Non-Aligned Movement Issued on August 30-31, 2012
  • 5. Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs Official Launching of the ITT in Ulaanbaatar by the UNSG and Mongolian Foreign Minister 2009
  • 6. Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs PRESENT CURRENT STATE OF SIGNING AND RATIFICATION OF THE MULTILATERAL AGREEMENT :
  • 7. Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs What are the Benefits of this ITT? 1. Maximization of the efficiency of our coordinated efforts for the effective implementation of the internationally agreed provisions, particularly the APoA and the Millennium Development Goals; 2. Developing best strategies on any matter of our interest and avoid duplication of our actions and endeavors; 3. Learning from best practices of the landlocked developed countries 4. Improving the analytical capability of LLDCs 5. Joint contribution to Poverty Reduction and Raising Human Development 6. Formulation of joint platform for concerted actions of the LLDCs at international fora, including the Trade Facilitation negotiations at the WTO;
  • 8. Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs 7. Campaigning for common interests of LLDCs 8. Raising awareness of challenges faced by the LLDCs; 9. Presenting of portal and digital library of research papers and information on issues of interest to the LLDCs. and many more …
  • 9. Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs PRESENT What did we achieve? MONGOLIA’S CONTRIBUTION: Steps taken so far to operationalize the ITT for LLDCs Appointment and secondment of Interim Director plus 1 staff - New appointment on 6 November 2012,+1 assistant - Establishment of Interim Secretariat Office premises in the UN-House Ulaanbaatar - UN-House Ulaanbaatar construction work completed - Office premises for the ITT for LLDCs given - Contract with the Diplomatic Service Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed, - Shifting to the brand new Office on 6 May 2013,
  • 10. Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs PRESENT Expected contribution for 2013-2015 - Cabinet meeting 15 December 2012 - The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and of Finance were ordered to place the donation in the budget amendment Joint Project with UNDP Mongolia - Project to Operationalize the International Think Tank for LLDCs /Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and UNDP - International Think Tank for LLDCs and UNDP Jointly drafting Project Document
  • 11. Host Country agreement - Drafting Host Country Agreement - Law and Treaty Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and UN Legal Office Letters to LLDCs - Letters from Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia to LLDCs - Active aproach - Bilaterally raising awareness - Meeting Resident Ambassadors in Mongolia - Requested Lao PDR to send letters as LLDC Chair country Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar PRESENT Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs
  • 12. First 3 Research papers •3 Topics were approved by the LLDC Group 1. Multilateral Trade Negotiations And LLDCs: A Hand Book For Negotiators And Practitioners 2. Bilateral Transit And Transport Agreements Of The LLDCs: A Comparative Study Of Benefits And Bottlenecks 3. World Trade Organisation (WTO) Doha Round’s Trade Facilitation Negotiations: Best Outcome Scenario For The LLDCs •ITT for LLDCs working on TORs •which one should be the first ever product of our Think Tank ? • Feedback welcome • Contact details of LLDCs Experts and renowned researchers needed from each LLDCs and Landlocked Developed Countries • Formation of Peer review groups intended Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs
  • 13. Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar FUTURE Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs International Think Tank is established •With Interim Secretariat •Interim Director and Staff /NOW/ Operationalization •Active support needed from every LLDC and International Organizations •Active engagement and participation of donors and stakeholders needed Website •Domain already purchased /www.land-locked.org/ • Online Discussion Forums within the ITT for LLDCs Website • Interactive Website • Experienced specialists needed • Digital Library for LLDC related publications • Ideas and feedback most welcome • Peer review of research papers via the website possible
  • 14. ITT for LLDC and EU /a possible bond/ •Great potential •EU Think Tanks and ITT for LLDC •EU-Development aid and ITT for LLDC •Linking EU Member states with ITT for LLDC •Joint research on regional and global issues •Post APoA and Post 2015 – interesting time to join forces •Sharing experiences and best practices of EU member states especially EU-Landlocked Developed Countries •Linking EU system organizations and ITT for LLDC •WIN WIN scenario for both sides… Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs
  • 15. Enhancing Cooperation between Mongolia and the EU on Regional and Global Issues July 09, 2013 Ulaanbaatar Mr. Erdenetsogt Odbayar M.A. Interim Director International Think Tank for LLDC UN House United Nations Street-12 Sukhbaatar district Ulaanbaatar 14201 Mongolia Tel:   +976 11 351971 Fax:  + 976 11 322127 E-mail: odbayar@mfa.gov.mn         odbayar@land-locked.org Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs

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