Preparatory Committee for Least Developed Countries Conference Concludes Second Session after Week-Long Talks on New 10-Year Sustainable Development Road Map

30 Jul

The intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries concluded its second session today, after a week of negotiations on a new 10-year road map for sustainable development of these vulnerable States.

Highlighting Initiatives for Social Cohesion in Nigeria, Deputy Secretary-General Stresses Women’s Role as Peacebuilders, Men’s Leadership to Redefine Masculinity

30 Jul

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to Osun State University panel on “Social cohesion, equity and sustainability:  Time for unity in action”, in Nigeria on 14 July:

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: