17 September 2020

The ministerial meeting aimed to provide strategic guidance for the last year of implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action and articulate the key sustainable development priorities of LDCs.  


17 September 2020

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

24 August 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is the greatest global health crisis in the world and, in the words of the United Nations Secretary-General, the greatest challenge civilisation has faced since World War Two. 
13 July 2020

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.

09 July 2020

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.


08 July 2020

The world’s Least Developed Countries are in a race to deliver crucial global development goals by 2030. This new decade needs to usher in a new global partnership to secure a better future for the world’s most vulnerable nations.   

18 June 2020

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).

16 June 2020

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.

12 June 2020

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.

11 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the extreme vulnerability of LDCs. LDCs are facing an unprecedent challenge in coping with the multifaceted impact of a global health crisis while struggling to stay on track of sustainable development. Without swift and enhanced global assistance, development trajectory of LDCs will bereversed.