Debt, Aid and Finance Top Agenda
Presidents, Prime ministers and leaders of the UN's 46 Least Developed Countries and representatives from all countries meet in Doha to help poor countries respond to multiple crises and achieve development and climate objectives.
On Sunday, United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, opened the once-in-a-decade Fifth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries. He asserted that debt challenges must be tackled if these countries are going to meet the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
“Too much debt may be the biggest issue facing most developing countries,” said Eric LeCompte, one of the high-level expert panelists invited to address the leaders. LeCompte heads the religious development group Jubilee USA Network. “The international community must quickly address the global debt crisis and get aid to these countries wrestling with a new food crisis due to the war in Ukraine.”
The conference ends on March 9th.
View the United Nations' list of Least Developed Countries here.
See the agenda for Wednesday's "High-level Thematic Roundtable 7: Resource mobilization and strengthened global partnerships for sustainable development in Least Developed Countries," here.
Watch on UN TV, the "High-level Thematic Roundtable 7: Resource mobilization and strengthened global partnerships for sustainable development in Least Developed Countries," here.