Least Developed Countries

Pathways Towards Universal Access to Resilient Connectivity in the Least Developed and Landlocked Countries

This virtual session is a space for participants and the development community to learn, share and explore the measures being taken by UN Agencies, governments and the digital industry to provide resilient connectivity - through access to broadband - and its importance in current global crises like COVID-19.

 

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Statement at the Briefing on UN75 Organised by UN-OHRLLS in Coordination with the Office of the Special Adviser to the SG on the Commemoration of the UN 75th Anniversary

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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 July 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome Remarks at the UN DESA Webinar Series Sustainable Transport and COVID-19: Response and Recovery

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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

1 July 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

I  warmly welcome you to our webinar.

This is our second webinar organized by UN DESA on Sustainable Transport and COVID-19: Response and Recovery.

Closing Statement at the Ambassadorial Level Dialogue on Addressing Sovereign Debt Distress in LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS in the Time of 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

18 June 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you all for this unprecedented level of attendance and participation today. 

I think we all are united in attaching the utmost importance to the issues at hand and which we discussed.

Ambassadorial Level Dialogue on Addressing Sovereign Debt Distress in LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS in the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented human tragedy whose health and economic consequences will exacerbate the dramatic disruptions in the life of millions of people.

The pandemic emerged at a time when the world was already on an unsustainable path of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Opening Statement at the Ambassadorial Level Dialogue on Addressing Sovereign Debt Distress in LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS in the Time of COVID-19

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

18 June 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

I welcome you to our virtual meeting. 

It would be an understatement to say that our shared globe travels through challenging times. 

Officials From Africa’s Least Developed Countries Stress Major Challenges But Also Bright Spots in Tackling COVID-19

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NEW YORK 16 June 2020 – Tackling health crises is not a new experience for Africa’s least developed countries (LDCs), but the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting larger-scale socio-economic challenges few of these vulnerable countries are prepared for.

Closing Remarks at the Twentieth Inter-Agency Consultative Group Meeting of the United Nations System and International Organizations for LDCs

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

16 June 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

We are now closing our meeting.  

We have a challenging road ahead.

Opening Remarks at the Twentieth Inter-Agency Consultative Group Meeting of the United Nations System and International Organizations for LDCs

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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

16 June 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

I warmly welcome all of you to our twentieth Session of the Inter-Agency Consultative Group on the Istanbul Programme of Action for the LDCs.

Urgent Action Needed for World’s Vulnerable Countries to Meet Energy Targets by 2030

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NEW YORK 12 JUNE 2020 – Universal access to sustainable energy remains a major requirement for the world’s most vulnerable countries to gain a foothold in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

According to the latest Tracking SDG7 energy progress report, promising progress toward energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency has been made however efforts are falling well short of the scale required to meet the SDG 7 targets by 2030.