UN-OHRLLS celebrates 15 years since establishment

The Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States was established 15 years ago. This special magazine reflects on progress made during the last decade and a half and looks forward to consider the future for the world’s vulnerable countries….

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Special magazine to mark 15 years supporting vulnerable countries 

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New York, 23 December 2016 – The United Nations General Assembly in New York officially established a Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries today. The new UN institution is viewed as a significant achievement for the development of science, technology and innovation in the world’s poorest countries.


The Technology Bank is intended to help least developed countries strengthen their science, technology and innovation capacities, foster the development of national and regional innovation ecosystems that can attract outside technology and generate homegrown research and take these advancements to market. Read more

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Background Note [En]

Resolution Establishing the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries: [En]