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. 

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.

16 May 2022

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

10 May 2022

Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) lack territorial access to the sea and face unique challenges in achieving their development goals.

12 April 2022

The crippling cost of debt financing for many developing countries has hamstrung their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, forced cutbacks in development spending, and constrained their ability to respond to further shocks, according to a new report launched by the United Nations today.  

12 November 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has abruptly halted landlocked developing countries’ (LLDCs)

29 October 2021

Geneva time


Towards sustainable, resilient COVID-19 recovery: Bridging the LLDCs’ trade gap