5 October 2017 – Strengthening collaboration to support world’s 32 landlocked developing countries

NEW YORK, 5 October 2017 – The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) renewed their working relationship today […]

22 September 2017 – Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries Operationalized

The Technology Bank, a new body dedicated to the least developed countries was operationalized today, with the signing of the Host Country Agreement and the Contribution Agreement between the Government of Turkey and the United Nations. This marks an important […]

19 July 2017 – World’s least developed countries face significant challenges in implementing the Istanbul Programme of Action and the Sustainable Development Goals

New York, 19 July,  2017 – The world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are facing significant challenges in implementing the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) and the Sustainable Development Goals, according to the latest edition of the State of the Least […]

11 July 2017 – TIR holds key to growth for landlocked developing countries

IRU joins UN to encourage the adoption of trade and transport facilitation tools such as TIR, to help streamline border procedures and turn landlocked countries into land-linked nations, prompting significant increases to national GDP. The call to action came today […]

4 June 2017 – Equatorial Guinea graduates from the category of Least Developed Countries

Equatorial Guinea, 34 years after its inclusion, graduated from the category the LDC category on 4 June 2017, following a transition period of three and a half years after the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of resolution A/RES/68/18 […]