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).
The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging labour markets around the world. Global trends such as globalisation, demographic shifts, climate change and technology have already brought profound shifts to the world of work, and the pandemic has accelerated changes.
BEIJING, 31 May 2019 – Without urgent and enhanced action, the world’s forty-seven least developed countries will not achieve global sustainable energy targets by 2030. This was the backdrop to discussions which took place over the last two days at a United Nations conference on scaling-up energy access and finance in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Beijing.
Statement by Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
30 May 2019
Ladies and gentlemen,
LILONGWE, 7 February 2019 – Investment is vital for sustainable energy to flourish in Malawi and to enable the life changing benefits that electricity brings to areas including education, health care, industry and the economy. A study launched today in Lilongwe, Malawi, will map a way forward for investment in the country’s sustainable energy sector, bringing together vital partners and identifying areas for action.
NEW YORK, 4 December 2018 - Mr. Joshua Phoho Setipa of Lesotho was welcomed to the United Nations Headquarters in New York today as the new Managing Director of the Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries. The Technology Bank is the UN’s newest institution and is supporting science, technology and innovation in the world’s poorest countries.
NEW YORK, 8 August 2018 – The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) welcomed in its new resolution adopted on 24th of July 2018 at the Coordination and management Meeting, the operationalization of the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and the inauguration of its headquarters in Gebze, Turkey.