8 June 2016 – Small Island voyagers arrive at United Nations in New York to mark World Oceans Day

Small island world voyagers docked their canoe, Hōkūleʻa, outside the United Nations in New York today, marking World Ocean’s Day and highlighting the importance of small islands and healthy oceans. At an event on the banks of the East River, […]

27 May 2016 – Global community meet to assess progress of Least Developed Countries at major UN event

High-level officials from around the world have gathered in Antalya, Turkey today to assess the progress of the world’s Least Developed Countries and their path to sustainable development. The event is set to discuss the lessons learnt over the past […]

29 May 2016 – Adopting Declaration, political leaders, representatives reaffirm commitment to Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries

Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries, Plenary – 5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM) ‘NEED TO FOSTER PROGRESS ACROSS ALL SECTORS’ UNDERLINED AT MIDTERM REVIEW   While the world’s poorest 48 countries had made headway […]

29 May 2016 – World’s Least Developed Countries must be at the forefront of sustainable development

A major UN meeting focusing on the world’s Least Developed Countries has closed today in Turkey with a call for greater support to the world’s most vulnerable nations. The three-day meeting, co-organized by The Government of Turkey and The United […]

27 May 2016 – UN conference on least developed countries opens in Turkey to assess progress made since 2011

A United Nations conference focused on the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) kicked-off today in Antalya, Turkey, to assess these 48 States’ progress over the past five years, and to find ways of accelerating their path towards sustainable development. “Least […]