Least developed countries are vital for global security

The United Nations defines a least developed country (LDC) as a nation that exhibits the lowest indicators of socioeconomic development. The list includes 49 countries with a total of 880 million inhabitants, representing about 12% of the world population. According […]

Help for landlocked developing countries in keeping services statistics

The proposal was announced at a luncheon meeting on the opening day of the Global Services Forum in Beijing.   The 28-29 May Forum is being held by UNCTAD in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic […]

Rich must cut resource use under new development goals – experts

LONDON  – New U.N. sustainable development goals must focus as much on reining in the over-consumption of the rich as on reducing the misery of the poor, say a group of experts on the world’s least-developed countries. And aid from […]

Integrated approach must for LDCs: Acharya

  KATHMANDU: United Nations Under Secretary General and Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island States, Gyan Chandra Acharya today opined that land-locked countries like Nepal have to take up issue of transit and transportation in […]

International support key to MDG progress, says top UN official

International support is critical for the world’s poorest countries to make progress on the millennium development goals (MDGs), said a UN representative on Thursday, 1,000 days before the MDG target date.   Gyan Chandra Acharya, the UN undersecretary general for […]