12 October 2020

NEW YORK 12 October 2020 – The Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) set an ambitious goal to see half of the LDCs graduate from the category during its period of implementation of 2011-2020. Though that target has not

08 October 2020

NEW YORK 8 October 2020 – The global response to COVID-19 has been estimated at US$20 trillion and growing.

08 October 2020

Good Practices, Success Stories, Lessons Learned and Current Challenges in Combating Poverty and Inequalities

08 October 2020

On 8 October, the Second Committee took up Item 23: Groups of countries in special situations

  • Follow-up to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries and;
  • Follow-up to the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries.


17 September 2020

The ministerial meeting aimed to provide strategic guidance for the last year of implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action and articulate the key sustainable development priorities of LDCs.  


17 September 2020

NEW YORK 17 September 2020 – Reiterating their call for a global stimulus package for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Foreign Ministers met virtually at the General Assembly this week to discuss how the COVID

24 August 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is the greatest global health crisis in the world and, in the words of the United Nations Secretary-General, the greatest challenge civilisation has faced since World War Two. 
13 July 2020

OHRLLS is joining with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation to present the most recent data and analysis on hunger, food security and malnutrition in the three groups of most vulnerable countries.

09 July 2020

This virtual session is a space for participants and the development community to learn, share and explore the measures being taken by UN Agencies, governments and the digital industry to provide resilient connectivity - through access to broadband - and its importance in current global crises like COVID-19.