LDC5 Conference

The world’s Least Developed Countries are in a race to deliver global development goals by 2030. This new decade needs to usher in a new global partnership to close the divide.  

As the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries (IPoA) draws to a close in 2020, a new conference must take place to pinpoint the new needs and goals for the states. The Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) will identify these actions at the highest possible level, including Heads of State and Government. The conference was postponed in December 2021 and a new date is yet to be announced.   See GA resolution 74/232B

The expected outcome of LDC5, a new 10-year programme of action for the LDCs, will be adopted at a critical time, falling within the last 10 years of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals across the LDCs.  

At the LDC5 Conference, the international community is expected to:  

  1.  Undertake a comprehensive appraisal of the implementation of the IPoA;  

  1. Mobilize additional international support measures and action in favour of LDCs; and  

  1. Agree on a renewed partnership between LDCs and their development partners to overcome structural challenges, eradicate poverty, achieve internationally agreed development goals and enable graduation from the LDC category. 

The Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS) is the UN’s focal point for LDC5 Conference preparations. 

High Representative Courtenay Rattray will be the Secretary-General of the Conference. 

OHRLLS and the LDC Group are very grateful for Qatar, Turkey and Finland’s generous support to LDC5 preparations and welcome the contribution of all stakeholders for the success of the conference. 


LDC5 Preparations in the COVID-19 Era

Background Note [EN]. 

Note d'information [FR]