UN-OHRLLS welcomes the announcement of Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu as the new High-Representative and Under-Secretary-General

The Secretary-General of the United Nations has selected Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu of Tonga as the new High-Representative and Under-Secretary-General for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. Ms. ‘Utoikamanu brings with her a wealth of national, regional and international experience at various senior leadership levels, with a strategic perspective for the mandate of UN-OHRLLS and on building consensus among key stakeholders.

The date for the new High-Representative’s assumption of duties will be announced in due course.

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UN-OHRLLS celebrates 15 years since establishment

The Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States was established 15 years ago. This special magazine reflects on progress made during the last decade and a half and looks forward to consider the future for the world’s vulnerable countries….

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Special magazine to mark 15 years supporting vulnerable countries 

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New York, 23 December 2016 – The United Nations General Assembly in New York officially established a Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries today. The new UN institution is viewed as a significant achievement for the development of science, technology and innovation in the world’s poorest countries.

The Technology Bank is intended to help least developed countries strengthen their science, technology and innovation capacities, foster the development of national and regional innovation ecosystems that can attract outside technology and generate homegrown research and take these advancements to market. Read more

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Resolution Establishing the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries: [En]