USG Acharya at the Nepal Ministerial Meeting, December 2014Least Developed Countries from Asia and the Pacific determined to work towards ‘graduation’

Ministers and high-level officials attended a three day meeting in Kathmandu 16-18 December, to discuss ways in which Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Asia and the Pacific, can  graduate from the LDC category, assigned to the world’s poorest countries on the bottom rung of the development ladder. Participants at the event, organized by the Government of Nepal, UN-OHRLLS and UNDP, examined the national graduation strategy of LDCs in Asia and the Pacific and considered how the graduation process can be effectively supported by the international community to ensure the smooth graduation of LDCs.

Linking Landlocked Countries to Global Opportunities

An overview of progress made by the world’s 32 Landlocked Developing Countries since the adoption of the Almaty Programme of Action in 2003. The video was played at the opening of the Second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries, 3-5 November 2014.