LDCs

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.

25 April 2022

The hard-won development gains of the Least Developed Countries were virtually wiped out by COVID-19.

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.  

07 April 2022

A new publication, launched the day before adoption of the Doha Programme of Action, explores how increased South-South and triangular cooperation can enhance the delivery of the new compact for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

26 September 2021

LDCs are in urgent need of a pathway to accelerate their progress on universal access to sustainable energy.

20 September 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored how poorly prepared Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are for a digital world. Uneven connectivity within the group has meant that many people and businesses in LDCs could not avail themselves of high-speed networks for remote learning, access to e-government services and online shopping.