Opening Statement at the "Island Resilience Forum: SC1.5NCEnotSILENCE”


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

29 September 2020 
New York, USA

Ladies and gentlemen,

Resilience may well be a key theme for all of us this year where individual, community, national, regional and global resilience is put to severe tests.

Crisis Mitigation and Resilience Building for LDCs (2016)


The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) constitute the poorest segment of humanity. They are also the most vulnerable countries and those with the lowest stock of human and physical capital. In recent years, LDCs have experienced a whole range of external shocks, including natural and climate-related disasters, volatility of commodity prices and aid flows and health pandemics.