Vulnerable countries highlighted in discussions on Sustainable Development Goals in New York

The path to sustainable development for countries in special situations was highlighted at the United Nations High-Level Political forum in New York this week. At a panel debate, moderated by Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under Secretary-General and High-Representative for the Least […]

UN political forum opens with focus on achieving 2030 Agenda’s call to ‘leave no one behind’

11 July 2016 – Opening the first meeting of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development since the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda, the President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today outlined the tasks before […]

14 July 2016 -The impact of Brexit on the least developed countries

The United Kingdom vote in June 2016 to leave the European Union will have major implications for developing economies, according to a report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Least developed countries (LDCs) will be particularly affected, mostly via reduced […]

14 July 2016 – Pacific islands nations consider world’s first treaty to ban fossil fuels

Treaty under consideration by 14 countries would ban new coalmines and embraces 1.5C target set at Paris climate talks The world’s first international treaty that bans or phases out fossil fuels is being considered by leaders of developing Pacific islands […]

23 June 2016 – Releasing trade potential in landlocked developing countries vital to future sustainable development

Ministers and senior government officials from the world’s 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are meeting in Geneva this week to discuss how they can best enhance their trading capacity, bring structural transformation and sustainable development. The two-day meeting, running from 23- 24 […]