International Community Reaffirms Commitments to World’s Landlocked Developing Countries

NEW YORK, 5 December 2019 – The United Nations General Assembly today adopted a political declaration reaffirming commitments by the international community to address the special development needs of the world’s thirty-two Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs). At a two-day meeting […]

Malawi Has an Opportunity to Achieve 100% Sustainable Energy Access by 2030

LILONGWE, 9 October 2019 – Malawi, a least developed country (LDC), has an opportunity to achieve 100% access to electricity by 2030 according to the Malawi Sustainable Energy Study launched today in the country’s capital. With a population of 17.6 […]

São Tomé and Príncipe Prepares to Graduate from Least Developed Country Status

12 September, 2019 SAO TOME – São Tomé and Príncipe, one of the world’s forty-seven Least Developed Countries (LDCs), will graduate from the category in December 2024. After exceeding the Human Assets Index (HAI) and per capita income thresholds, São […]

4 December 2018, New Managing Director for Technology Bank welcomed to United Nations

Mr. Joshua Phoho Setipa of Lesotho was welcomed to the United Nations Headquarters in New York today as the new Managing Director of the Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries. The Technology Bank is the UN’s newest institution and is […]

1 November 2018, S.I.D.S. accept S.A.M.O.A. Pathway outcomes

Four days of non-stop discussions, sharing and review came to an end on Thursday morning as the Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S.) of the S.A.M.O.A. Pathway accepted the final documents, which would summarise their work.  The mood was rife with […]