When a decision impacts someone’s life, it is only logical they should have a say in it. When considering 90% of the world’s 1.2 billion young people live in developing countries, including them in decisions that impact them is not just logical: it is essential.
Over half a billion people live in the 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs). While not all these nations are the least developed on the planet, they share one key feature: they do not have direct access to the sea.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed how all countries are vulnerable to some degree or another. But also how the extent of that vulnerability, and the capacity of different countries to overcome it, varied drastically.
29 July, St. Johns, Antigua – As debt mounts for small island developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean, their ability to build resilience to the climate crisis and other external shocks is lagging. A new fund, the Caribbean Resilience Fund (CRF), aims to provide island nations in the region with a lifeline to strengthen their resilience and restructure their debt.
The world’s small island developing States (SIDS) are facing the compounding shocks of the intensifying effects of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and high levels of debt.
WTO Director-General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Mr Sandagdorj Erdenebileg of the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States signed a partnership agreement on 11 June in Geneva aimed at strengthening cooperation to boost the participation of least-developed countries in the global trading system.
KIGALI - Today’s generation of young people is not only the most numerous but also the most connected. Their potential to bring positive change to all is unprecedented. However, the digital gap affecting young people in the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is preventing their participation as equal partners alongside the leaders of today’s digital change.
Source: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
May 27, 2022, Bali, INDONESIA – More countries must “Think Resilience”, and urgently adopt and improve early warning systems to reduce risks from an increasing number of disasters across the world, a UN forum has concluded.
By Ambassador Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean