Government of Bangladesh and Government of Canada (Co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee)
Anita Gurumurthy, on behalf on the Just Net Coalition, participated in the Consultation of Civil Society with the Co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) on May 20, 2021.
This consultation will be followed by the first PREPCOM for the Fifth UN Conference on the LDCs scheduled from May 24-29, 2021.
Anita's input at the consultation highlighted three critical issues are of concern:
1. The barriers LDCs face in benefitting from the fourth industrial revolution
2. The capture of public interest in private partnership initiatives in LDCs
3. The democratic deficit in global governance of the digital economy