The Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the fourth United Nations Conference on the LDCs continued this week with reviews and agreements on the contents, structure and sentence styles of various paragraphs of the introduction, goals, objectives, and principles of the draft program of action that will be submitted to the May Istanbul conference (LDC-IV). So it has been crucial to be here to talk with delegates and influence sections of the draft connected to water and sanitation.
In continuation of our lobbying efforts to increase the prioritization and visibility of water, sanitation and hygiene in the Istanbul Program of Action, we were able to meet with seven countries permanent mission and government delegations either in whole or in part. The country permanent missions and government delegations we held lobbying talks with included Bangladesh, China, Mali, Mauritania, Nepal, Togo, representatives of CANZ (Canada, Australia and New Zealand) and Senegal. Also we met with the chairman and some members of the G77 delegation.