The world’s Least Developed Countries are in a race to deliver crucial global development goals by 2030. This new decade needs to usher in a new global partnership to secure a better future for the world’s most vulnerable nations.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented human tragedy whose health and economic consequences will exacerbate the dramatic disruptions in the life of millions of people.
The pandemic emerged at a time when the world was already on an unsustainable path of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
NEW YORK 16 June 2020 – Tackling health crises is not a new experience for Africa’s least developed countries (LDCs), but the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting larger-scale socio-economic challenges few of these vulnerable countries are prepared for.
NEW YORK 12 JUNE 2020 – Universal access to sustainable energy remains a major requirement for the world’s most vulnerable countries to gain a foothold in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
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.