Least Developed Countries

Foreign Ministers from Least Developed Countries Meet to Forge New Path Forward on Development Goals in Light of COVID-19

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NEW YORK 17 September 2020 – Reiterating their call for a global stimulus package for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Foreign Ministers met virtually at the General Assembly this week to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically hampered efforts for more vulnerable countries to meet their development goals. 

Closing Statement at the Virtual Ministerial Meeting of LDCs

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

17 September 2020 
New York, USA

Hon. Minister Mkaka, thank you for giving me the floor again to say a few closing remarks, and let me thank and congratulate you for chairing this very important and successful meeting. The efficient and substantive way in which you presided over the proceedings was simply exceptional.

Excellencies,

Opening Remarks at the Virtual High-level Panel Discussion on the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation 2020

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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

10 September 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

Opening Remarks on the Climate Talk and Net Zero 2050: New Zealand and Pacific Island 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

4 August 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

A big thank you , Malo Aupito!

to New Zealand’s Embassy to the Republic of Korea.

A big thank you to the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI),

Our co-organizers.

Transforming Food Systems Hand-in-Hand to Deliver Healthy Diets in LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS

OHRLLS is joining with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation to present the most recent data and analysis on hunger, food security and malnutrition in the three groups of most vulnerable countries.

The 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report highlights the most recent and authoritative estimates of the extent of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition around the world.

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Welcome Remarks at the Webinar: Transforming Food Systems Hand-in-Hand to Deliver Healthy Diets in LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS

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

13 July 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to our Webinar.

I thank all of you for the great cooperation so we can have this event. I extend special thanks to my colleague, the  Director-General QU Dongyu of FAO.

Remarks at the HLPF Session: Mobilizing International Solidarity, Accelerating Action and Embarking on New Pathways to Realize the 2030 Agenda and Respond to COVID-19

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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

9 July 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

We are all aware that LDCs, LLDCs and African countries are especially hard hit by COVID-19 and the world-wide recession. The poorest, women and girls and people with disabilities are among the people suffering the most. 

Remarks at the HLPF Session: Mobilizing International Solidarity, Accelerating Action and Embarking on New Pathways to Realize the 2030 Agenda and Respond to COVID-19

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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

9 July 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

It is a fact that the  LDCs, LLDCs and African countries are especially hard hit by COVID-19 and the world-wide recession this pandemic triggers.