Africa Faces Explosive Population Growth

United Nations — The African continent, which is projected to make significant economic gains over the next decade, is in danger of being weighed down by a dramatic explosion in population growth.   A new study titled “Africa’s Demographic Multiplication”, […]

UNGA plenum okays Istanbul Declaration on LDCs

The 100th plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution endorsing the Istanbul Declaration and the Program of Action for Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020. The fourth UN Conference on LDCs held from […]

Illicit Financial Flows

The urgency for least developed countries is to ratify United Nations Convention against Corruption and customize its provisions by enacting essential legal frameworks, which are more directly relevant to the prevention and sanctioning of illegal financial flows through its strong […]

Post-Istanbul Conference on LDCs–Honing three-pronged approach to combat poverty

The fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) wound up in Istanbul last month with an ambitious goal of halving the number of LDCs, from 48 to 24 within the next decade. To meet that target, the conference conspicuously […]

Mobile penetration in least developed countries soars to 30%

Voice and simple data connectivity in the world’s 48 UN-designated Least Developed Countries has risen to nearly 30 percent of the population at the end of 2010 from an average of 1.2 percent 10 years ago, according to the ITU, […]