19 June 2018 – Tonga hosts UN regional meeting to review programme of action for small islands in the Pacific

Officials from small island developing States in the Pacific region are meeting in the Tongan capital Nuku’alofa to review progress in implementing the SAMOA Pathway*; the dedicated programme of action for small island developing States (SIDS).  In declaring the meeting […]

12 June 2018 – Inaugural meeting of International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries takes place in Mongolia

A new centre of excellence for high quality research and policy advice for landlocked developing countries has held it’s first meeting in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia today. The International Think Tank for landlocked developing countries, the first intergovernmental body of this group […]

4 June 2018 – Technology Bank for least developed countries inaugurated in Turkey, Gebze

A new United Nations body, which will address the challenges of the world’s poorest countries through science, technology and innovation, has been officially inaugurated in Gebze, Turkey today. The UN General Assembly tasked the Technology Bank to strengthen the knowledge […]

3 June 2018 – Official Handover of the Technology Bank’s premises to the United Nations

The premises of the Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries in Gebze, Turkey were officially handed over today to the United Nations, by the Turkish Government. The Acting Managing Director for the Technology Bank, Ms. Heidi Schroderus-Fox, expressed her sincere […]

16 March 2018 – Voices of a Brighter Future – positive sustainable energy stories from least developed countries

How does access to sustainable energy affect the day-to-day lives of those living in the world’s poorest countries? This month, UN-OHRLLS aims to find out and support those doing the investigation. Journalists from the 47 least developed countries are being […]