Eight Principles

Both the LDCs and the development partners also agreed to adopt eight fundamental principles that will guide the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) based on a strengthened framework of partnership.  These are:

  1. Country ownership and leadership;
  2. An integrated approach;
  3. Genuine partnership;
  4. Result orientation;
  5. Peace and security, development and human rights;
  6. Equity;
  7. Voice and representation; and
  8. Balanced role of the State and market considerations.

Source: E/ESCAP/68/23