Top UN Official says remedying Haiti’s structural weakness is key to sustainable development

  With US$5.3 billion pledged over the next two years to Haiti – far exceeding expectations – and a further $9 billion for longer-term needs, a top United Nations official on Tuesday said the outpouring of support was indeed an […]

LDC Chairman calls for adequate flow of ODA to vulnerable countries

  Today, H.E. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nepal addressed, on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the Fourth United Nations High level Dialogue on Financing for Development held in New York on the theme, “The […]

LDCs call for greater say in global financial structures

Bangkok (UN ESCAP Information Services) — Fifteen least developed countries (LDCs) meeting at a high-level United Nations forum today concluded their review of a decade’s worth of international assistance efforts with suggestions that such countries be given a greater voice […]

UN chiefs, Bangladesh Prime Minister lead call for recommitment to help least developed countries

Bangkok (UN ESCAP Information Services) — The top United Nations official in Asia and the Pacific and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today led a call for greater commitment in assisting the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) in reaching various […]

Ms Lakshmi Puri appointed UN-OHRLLS director

Lakshmi Murdeshwar Puri was appointed Director of the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), effective December 1, 2009. Mrs. Puri holds the rank of Permanent […]