The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the extreme vulnerability of LDCs. LDCs are facing an unprecedent challenge in coping with the multifaceted impact of a global health crisis while struggling to stay on track of sustainable development. Without swift and enhanced global assistance, development trajectory of LDCs will bereversed.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its enormous impacts – on a scale we have never seen before – have drawn attention to the deep and fragile interconnections between people, planet and prosperity.
NEW YORK 28 April 2020 – At a briefing today coordinated by UN-OHRLLS, ambassadors from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) presented an urgent "global stimulus package for LDCs" to the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms Amina Mohammed.
NEW YORK 22 April 2020 – A new report from the UN Secretary-General assesses development progress made by the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) since 2011, which is threatened by COVID-19 and the global downturn.