Video Message by High Representative to 10th General Meeting of CARICOM and UN system

The Tenth General Meeting between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and its associated institutions and the United Nations (UN) system was convened at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on 23 and 24 July 2019.  High Representative Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu spoke via video message.

Cabo Verde hosts UN Meeting on Localising SAMOA Pathway in Small Island Developing States

PRAIA, 25 July 2019 – Government representatives from small islands and the United Nations are meeting in Cabo Verde over the next two days to strengthen coordination of efforts to localize the SAMOA Pathway* and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in small island developing States (SIDS).

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Aid for Trade — Global review 2019 — Session 61 : LDC Graduation: Supporting inclusive and sustainable development in graduating LDCs

GENEVA, 3 July 2019 – The Aid for Trade Global Review 2019 took place from 3 to 5 July at the WTO under the theme “Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment for Inclusive, Sustainable Development through Aid for Trade”. Session 61 focused on LDC graduation and was broadcast live. To view, click here.

Latin America and Caribbean regional meeting to review Vienna Programme of Action begins in Santiago, Chile

SANTIAGO, 11 June 2019 – Midway through the ten-year programme of action for the world’s thirty-two landlocked developing countries, officials from landlocked and transit countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region are meeting to take stock of their collective progress in implementing the Vienna Programme of Action.

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Urgent Action Needed to Scale-up Energy Access in World’s Poorest Countries

BEIJING, 31 May 2019 – Without urgent and enhanced action, the world’s forty-seven least developed countries will not achieve global sustainable energy targets by 2030. This was the backdrop to discussions which took place over the last two days at a United Nations conference on scaling-up energy access and finance in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Beijing.

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African landlocked developing countries and partners call for action to overcome challenges to sustainable development

Senior government officials and experts from landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), transit developing countries and development partners meeting in Morocco have called for stronger regional cooperation on transit policies and greater support in areas including connectivity in transport, energy and information and communication technologies
infrastructure, export diversification, value addition and trade facilitation.

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The first regional meeting on the Mid-term Review of the Vienna Programme of Action concludes in Bangkok

Senior government officials and experts from landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), transit developing countries and development partners, concluded in Bangkok, Thailand, a Euro-Asian regional meeting on the Mid-term Review of the Vienna Programme of Action (VPoA), identifying progress and challenges in the implementation of the VPoA in Europe and Asia.

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UN Least Developed and Landlocked countries Under Secretary General visits Malawi to discuss SDG acceleration with national authorities and Development Partners

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High-Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, Ms. Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu, visited Malawi from 6th to 9th February 2019 to launch the Malawi investment study on sustainable energy access.

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UN envoy wants more women in business

The United Nations (UN) has expressed concern over the difference in numbers between male and female entrepreneurs in the country, saying the situation fuels inequality between the two genders. Fekitamoeloa Utoikamanu, UN under-secretary general for the least developed and landlocked countries, made the observation at the end of her four-day visit to Malawi at the weekend.

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New study launched to identify sustainable energy investment opportunities in Malawi

Lilongwe, 7 February 2019 – Investment is vital for sustainable energy to flourish in Malawi and to enable the life changing benefits that electricity brings to areas including education, health care, industry and the economy. A study launched today in Lilongwe, Malawi, will map a way forward for investment in the country’s sustainable energy sector, bringing together vital partners and identifying areas for action.