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  • Report: Building a new understanding of vulnerability for developing countries

    A High-Level Panel was convened by the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2022 to develop a Multidimensional Vulnerability Index (MVI). It is intended that the MVI, using a data-driven approach to define what it means to be vulnerable, will support an evidence-based approach to development policy and decision making, especially in the context of increasingly scarce external financing resources.

    The report of the panel – proposes an index built by comparing countries’ vulnerability to external shocks to their resilience to those shocks. Where vulnerability factors can increase the risk of shocks, resilience factors can reduce their impact.

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Serving 91 Vulnerable Member States of the United Nations

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) supports groups of vulnerable countries in the United Nations System.

 

The 46 Least Developed Countries, 32 Landlocked Developing Countries and 38 Small Island Developing States have their own special challenges.

Ministerial Transport Conference of Landlocked Developing Countries

The Government of Turkmenistan, and the Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), are organising a Ministerial Transport Conference of Landlocked Developing Countries.

The Conference is organised under the theme, Financing for Better Connectivity. It will be held on 15-16 August 2022 in Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan.

View more about the Ministerial Transport Conference.

Least Developed
Countries

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) represent the poorest and most vulnerable segment of the international community.

Together Far Apart

LDC Future Forum

Landlocked Developing
Countries

Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) face challenges due to their remoteness, lack of territorial access to the sea and significant distance from world markets.

Theme report on Energy Access

Small Island
Developing States

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are remote from world markets and suffer from climate change and fragile natural environments.