LDCs

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.

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).