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:

Conference on Least Developed Countries: Preparatory Committee

28 May

Note:  Owing to the liquidity crisis and the current COVID-19 pandemic impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of today’s meetings of the Preparatory Committee for the fifth Conference on Least Developed Countries is available at this time.  The complete summary will be issued later as Press Release DEV/3441.

World’s Poorest Nations Need International Support, Experts Tell Preparatory Committee, as E-Commerce, Global Market Access Take Centre Stage

27 May

The world’s poorest nations need international support to build their digital infrastructure and reskill their workforce so that they can better integrate into the sprawling global value chain, speakers told the Preparatory Committee for the fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries today.