LDC Group and Bureau

The Group of LDCs, currently chaired by the Permanent Representative of Malawi, actively promotes and protects LDCs interests in implementing the Programme of Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This advocacy takes place through relevant conferences, meetings and other intergovernmental and non-governmental processes.  

Guided by its core mandate, OHRLLS supports the work of the Group of LDCs by undertaking research and analytical work as required by the Chair and Group members. The global coordination Bureau of LDCs, led by the Chair, defends the interest of LDCs and articulates their priorities in various conferences, meetings and other intergovernmental processes through declarations, statements, position papers and other forms of interventions. 

The Group of LDCs meets every year at the level of Ministers of Foreign Affairs on the margins of the high-level week of the UN General Assembly. LDC Ministers adopt an annual declaration that determines the Group’s priorities in the General Assembly and other global intergovernmental fora.

 

Global Coordination Bureau for the LDC Group 2018-2021   

 
Global Coordinator: Malawi 

H.E. Mr. Perks Master Ligoya 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of the Republic of Malawi to the United Nations 

Ms. Tamanda T. Chibwana
First Secretary  

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Vice Chairs: 
 
Bangladesh 

H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima 
Ambassador and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of The People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the United Nations 

Mr. Nirupam Dev Nath
Counsellor

Mission website

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Ethiopia 

H.E. Mr. Taye Atske Selassie Amde 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations 

Mr. Biruk Mekonnen Demissie 
Minister Counsellor 

Mission website

Email: 


 

Senegal 

H.E. Mr. Cheikh Niang 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of the Republic of Senegal to the United Nations 

Mr. Mamadou Soule Gueye

First Counselor 

Mission website

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Yemen 

H.E. Mr. Abdullah Ali Fadhel Al-Saadia 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of the Republic of Yemen to the United Nations 

Mr. Talal Ali Rashed Aljamali
First Secretary 

Mission website

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Vanuatu (from October 2019 to September 2020 – on a yearly rotation for the Pacific region) 

H.E. Mr. Odo Tevi 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Vanuatu to the United Nations 

Mr. Sylvain Kalsakau
Minister Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative 

Mission website

Email: 


 

Tuvalu (from October 2020 to September 2021) 

H.E. Mr. Samuelu Laloniu 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Tuvalu to the United Nations 

Mr. Fakasoa Tealei
Counsellor Deputy Permanent Representative

Mission website 

Email: 


 

Solomon Islands (from October 2018 to September 2019)

Ms. Janice Mose 
Minister Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative

Mission website

Email: