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 […]

10 May 2016 – UN conference to review progress of least developed countries during past five years

A United Nations conference is set to undertake a review of progress made during the past five years by the world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs), which comprise about 12 per cent of the global population. Called the Midterm Review […]

5 April 2016 – Regional integration important for development of landlocked African nations

Addis Ababa, 5 April 2016 (ECA) – Regional integration and cooperation is important for the development of landlocked developing countries through improved connectivity, enhanced competitiveness and trading capacity, market expansion and upgrading of value chains, says United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Mr. […]