LDC5 Postponement



With COVID-19 cases surging around the globe, largely driven by the new Omicron variant, the State of Qatar, in consultation with E. Courtenay Rattray, the Secretary-General of the Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5), has taken the difficult decision to recommend postponing the conference.


We hope that by postponing the conference we can ensure a safer, in-person gathering at a time to be decided that increases attendance and ambition to help tackle some of the world’s most systemic problems.


A decision on new dates is expected to be taken by the General Assembly in January. Further updates and details will follow.