Landlocked Developing Countries

Statement Regarding the Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Countries

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Statement by Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa‘Utoikamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

2 April 2020 
New York, USA

My thoughts and best wishes are with all of you. 

A tsunami called COVID-19 is hitting us. We are in the throes of a virus that knows no borders,  and travels on land and sea at lightning speeds.  
The disruption and the suffering are everywhere. And for now, we live with them everywhere.  

Remarks at the International Workshop on Capacity Development, Resources and Needs Assessments of the International Seabed Authority

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Remarks by Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa‘Utoikamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

10 February 2020 
Kingston, Jamaica

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

I appreciate being able to join you at this very important workshop on capacity building, resources and needs assessment. The Seabeds are our common resource frontier. 

Remarks at the Ambassadorial Meeting of Landlocked Developing Countries

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Remarks by Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa‘Utoikamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

22 January 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

I wish to thank you for inviting me and for sharing your vision and priorities for the next 2 years of your tenure as Chair of the LLDCs Group.

Opening Remarks at the 2020 IRENA Assembly

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Opening Remarks by Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa‘Utoikamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

11 January 2020 
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Excellencies, 
Distinguished delegates, 
Ladies and gentlemen, 

First, I wish to congratulate IRENA for the leadership and vision you show in and for the renewable energy sector. 

Remarks at the Meeting of LLDCs Ambassadors

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Remarks by Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa‘Utoikamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

7 January 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

Happy New Year to you all. 

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be with you on this important occasion of the handover ceremony of Chairmanship of the LLDC Group. 

Economic Impact of Broadband in LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS (2019)

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This empirical study examines the economic impact of fixed and mobile broadband in the least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS). These 91 most vulnerable countries have to date been largely neglected in studies of this kind, yet broadband technology offers potential for a step change in their economic and social development. A growing body of evidence indicates that broadband Internet, and information and communication technologies (ICT) in general, promote economic development.

UN-OHRLLS and IRENA Agree to Support Renewable Energy Growth in World’s Most Climate Vulnerable Countries

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NEW YORK – 27 September, 2019: The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have today underscored their commitment to strengthen cooperation aimed at advancing renewable energy in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Opening Statement at the Annual Ministerial Meeting of the Group of LLDCs

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Statement by Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa‘Utoikamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

25 September 2019 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Distinguished delegates, 
Ladies and gentlemen, 

I am pleased to attend this meeting on behalf of Secretary-General António Guterres who would have wanted to be here but, due to conflicting engagements, could not attend this meeting. I bring best wishes from him.