2018 SPECA Economic Forum
The Economic Forum “Twenty years of SPECA: A new stage in regional cooperation for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) was held from 20 to 21 September 2018 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Under the chairmanship of Kazakhstan, representatives from seven SPECA countries - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as well as international organizations and regional think tanks discussed achieved progress during the last 20 years and current challenges of the SPECA Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) in the areas of structural economic transformation, trade, transport, ICT, environment, water and energy, statistics, knowledge-based development, gender empowerment and regional cooperation and integration. The Economic Forum agreed to further strengthen SPECA to support the regional economic cooperation and integration into the regional and global economies and efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the decade 2014-2024 to overcome the structural challenges faced by SPECA countries.
The documents can be downloaded from the link here.