LDCs

01 July 2022

One extreme weather event can wipe out decades of development progress in a Small Island Developing State - and these events are becoming more frequent. 

That’s the sobering perspective from Samoa, whose ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Fatumanava-o-Upolu III Pa'olelei Luteru, was speaking at a UN-OHRLLS-organised side event to the Ocean Conference. 

13 June 2022

WTO Director-General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Mr Sandagdorj Erdenebileg of the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States signed a partnership agreement on 11 June in Geneva aimed at strengthening cooperation to boost the participation of least-developed countries in the global trading system.

04 June 2022

KIGALI - Today’s generation of young people is not only the most numerous but also the most connected. Their potential to bring positive change to all is unprecedented. However, the digital gap affecting young people in the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is preventing their participation as equal partners alongside the leaders of today’s digital change.

27 May 2022

Source: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

May 27, 2022, Bali, INDONESIA – More countries must “Think Resilience”, and urgently adopt and improve early warning systems to reduce risks from an increasing number of disasters across the world, a UN forum has concluded.

26 May 2022

The 2022 annual meeting for the National Focal Points (NFPs) of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from 6 to 7 June 2022.

18 May 2022

Created over 50 years ago, the Least Developed Country (LDC) category was always meant to be a temporary phase for the countries furthest behind in their development.

16 May 2022

By Ambassador Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

11 May 2022

The UN Development Coordination Office (DCO) and the UN Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Islan

29 April 2022

The social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt deeply, especially in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

29 April 2022

The social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt deeply, especially in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

This is in large part due to their structural vulnerabilities, inadequate social protection systems, and limited fiscal capacity to foster a human-centred recovery. The uneven recovery from COVID-19 risks to further entrench these global inequalities.