Least Developed Countries

New Managing Director for Technology Bank Welcomed to United Nations

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Press Release 

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.

Encouraging Sustainable Foreign Investment to the LDCs: Options for Support (2018)

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This paper focuses on what the development partners of least developed countries (LDCs) can do to help those countries get more ‘sustainable’ foreign investment - investment that contributes to their sustainable development - and indicates some options for support that need to be further explored. It addresses the investment attraction measures that LDCs themselves can take only in as far these can be supported by development partners.

Achieving SDG 7 in LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS (2018)

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The policy briefs focus on links between SDG 7 and the SDGs that will be under review at the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) taking place in New York,  namely SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), and SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals), which is reviewed annually. The report comes at the midpoint of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024, and was launched during a midpoint review conducted at t

Broadband for National Development in four LDCs: Cambodia, Rwanda; Senegal, Vanuatu (2018)

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The report outlines challenges and successes encountered by four countries and is a summary of the four reports prepared by the Broadband Commission’s Working Group on Broadband for the most vulnerable countries. Lessons learnt are presented from four evidence-based country studies in Cambodia, Rwanda, Senegal and Vanuatu. This summary report also incorporates lessons learnt from related recent reports.

 

New ECOSOC Resolution Welcomes the Inauguration of the Technology Bank for LDCs

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Press Release 

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.