26 May 2016 – Behind the scenes – gearing up for a UN conference on least developed countries

Collaborating on the organization of major international conferences is a task well known to the United Nations, whose staff have the responsibility of ensuring that key messages are successfully delivered to not only those on location, but also worldwide. This […]

26 May 2016 – “We have an opportunity in the next 15 to 20 years to really change our world”– UN envoy for the least developed countries

Starting on Friday, the 48 least developed countries (LDCs) of the world will be the focus of a global United Nations conference in Antalya, Turkey, that aims to review their progress over the past five years. In 2011, the international […]

26 May 2016 – Ban appoints governing body of ‘technology bank’ for least developed nations

Ahead of a major United Nations conference on priorities for the world’s least development countries (LDCs), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of members to a governing council that will provide support towards the operationalization of a proposed Technology […]

19 May 2016 – New Publication from UNESCO: “Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries, Towards 2030”

We need to act urgently, with no delay until better times, to eradicate poverty, to save the planet, to combat inequalities and to accelerate human progress – this is the core of the Istanbul Programme of Action and the 2030 […]

16 May 2016 – Civil Society Forum for Least Developed Countries asks international community to stick to its pledges to support poorest countries

London/Kathmandu: Hundreds of civil society representatives will be gathering in Antalya, Turkey at the end of May telling the international community to fulfill the pledges they made in 2011 to help Least Developed Countries (LDCs) lift their populations out of […]