Opening second Session, Preparatory Committee for Least Developed Countries Conference Considers Impact of COVID-19 on World’s Poorest Nations in Realizing 2030 Agenda

26 Jul

The second session of the intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries opened at Headquarters today with delegates — mindful of the impact of the COVID-19 on the world’s poorest nations as they struggle to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals — aiming to finalize a draft programme of action for when the Conference takes place in Doha, Qatar, on 23 to 27 January 2022.

Deputy Secretary-General, Opening Voluntary National Review Segment of High-Level Political Forum, Urges Annual Stocktaking to ‘Keep the Promise’ of 2030 Agenda

12 Jul

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the 2021 high-level political forum on sustainable development’s first session of voluntary national review presentations, held today:

Opportunity to Lift Up Least Developed Countries Lies at Nexus of ‘Multiple and Cascading Crises’, Secretary-General Tells Joint Session of Main Organs

18 Jun

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to a joint thematic event of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on least developed countries, on the theme “Diversifying the financing toolbox to enhance investment in least developed countries”, today:

Deputy Secretary-General Hails United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Strategic Vision to Harness Untapped Energy of Africa’s 226 Million Young People

11 Jun

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) high-level event titled, “Strategic Vision for Africa 2030:  Investing in a Transformative Approach to Promote Peace, Security and Development”, held today: