IGF 2019 OF #5
Looking beyend the isolation - The LLDC´s and the World


Landlocked Developing Countries still face a visible underperformance in the access of quality and affordable connectivity, based on the dificulties of developing or accessing critical infrastructure and capacity building for governmental systems and empowering of individuals. This result in a higher challenge to achieve the SDGs, and particularly SGDs regarding the ensurance of Human Rights and the Rigth to development. For this there is for the Global IGF to undesrtand the particular needs of the LLDC's in order to connect and interact with the world and, trough international cooperation, fulfill the commitment towards its peoples and the SGD 2030 Agenda.


Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República del Paraguay


Invited insitutions:

Foreign Affairs Ministry of Paraguay

International Telecommunications Union

Internet Society (ISOC)

LLDC Contries Representatives (TBC)

Online Moderator



GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-Being
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals

1. Key Policy Questions and Expectations

The session aims to discuss connectivity, availability, affordability and quality of ISP general services and ICTs public policies regarding sovereignty and development issues for Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) that, due to its geographical position, are bound to adopt and adapt policies and actions towards solving the higher costs and lower access to technology, broandband availability and internet quality that result en less development levels and competitiveness in a connected world.

2. Summary of Issues Discussed

There was broad support on the differenciated scenarios and diffulties LLDCs face to develop. Particularly those that also are Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The interaction between the floor and the panelists from DiploFoundation (GIP), Nepal, Uganda and Paraguay were patent proff of the fact that the geographical position and geopolitical as well as economical situations affects largely the realizarion of the right to development in these countries.