Publications

19 November 2021

In December 2020, in Paragraph 8(a) of Resolution 75/215 the UN General Assembly called on the Secretary General “to provide recommendations… on the potential development and coordination of work within the UN system on a multidimensional vulnerability index for small Island developing states, including on its potential finalization and use”.

06 July 2021

Because island communities are at the frontlines of a changing world, they are spawning a wide range of solutions, some of which are addressing transnational development challenges. Many of these solutions need to be nurtured, promoted, scaled-up and implemented by different SIDS as nations co-operate and learn from each other.

22 June 2021

The State of the Least Developed Countries 2021 report is a comprehensive assessment of where the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) stand a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. The report calls for a global coordinated response for LDCs that goes beyond recovery, ensuring that the most vulnerable countries can both get their development back on track and better prepare for future crises.

09 March 2021

The Assessment of Financing for Sustainable Development and the Achievement of the SAMOA Pathway report 2020 provides statistical data and an analytical overview of the external financial flows to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for sustainable development and the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway and

29 January 2021

National Focal Points (NFPs) facilitate the strengthening of coherence and coordination at the national, regional and global levels on SIDS-related issues and foster peer-learning and exchange of best practices on the implementation and follow up of the SAMOA Pathway, the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, the SDGs and other global frameworks in the context of COVID-19 and the need to “bu

20 January 2021

This report was prepared by UN-OHRLLS per its mandate to serve as a focal point for the Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) and to mobilize and coordinate the active involvement of the UN system (as requested in UN General Assembly 73/242).

29 December 2020

As the decade of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) draws to a close and in preparation for the Fifth United Nations Conference of the LDCs, the Office of the High Representative of the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS), called upon all LDC member states to submit national reports on the progress of implementation of the

22 December 2020

Without urgent and enhanced action, the 46 least developed countries (LDCs) will not be able to reach the
SDG 7 targets by 2030. Despite the extraordinary growth potential for the energy sector in LDCs, these countries
rarely benefit from larger financing schemes to the same extent as other, more prosperous, developing