Latin America and Caribbean regional meeting to review Vienna Programme of Action begins in Santiago, Chile
SANTIAGO, 11 June 2019 – Midway through the ten-year programme of action for the world’s thirty-two landlocked developing countries, officials from landlocked and transit countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region are meeting to take stock of their collective progress in implementing the Vienna Programme of Action.
BEIJING, 31 May 2019 – Without urgent and enhanced action, the world’s forty-seven least developed countries will not achieve global sustainable energy targets by 2030. This was the backdrop to discussions which took place over the last two days at a United Nations conference on scaling-up energy access and finance in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Beijing.
African landlocked developing countries and partners call for action to overcome challenges to sustainable development
Senior government officials and experts from landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), transit developing countries and development partners meeting in Morocco have called for stronger regional cooperation on transit policies and greater support in areas including connectivity in transport, energy and information and communication technologies
infrastructure, export diversification, value addition and trade facilitation.
The first regional meeting on the Mid-term Review of the Vienna Programme of Action concludes in Bangkok
Senior government officials and experts from landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), transit developing countries and development partners, concluded in Bangkok, Thailand, a Euro-Asian regional meeting on the Mid-term Review of the Vienna Programme of Action (VPoA), identifying progress and challenges in the implementation of the VPoA in Europe and Asia.
UN Least Developed and Landlocked countries Under Secretary General visits Malawi to discuss SDG acceleration with national authorities and Development Partners
The United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High-Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, Ms. Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu, visited Malawi from 6th to 9th February 2019 to launch the Malawi investment study on sustainable energy access.
The United Nations (UN) has expressed concern over the difference in numbers between male and female entrepreneurs in the country, saying the situation fuels inequality between the two genders. Fekitamoeloa Utoikamanu, UN under-secretary general for the least developed and landlocked countries, made the observation at the end of her four-day visit to Malawi at the weekend.
Lilongwe, 7 February 2019 – Investment is vital for sustainable energy to flourish in Malawi and to enable the life changing benefits that electricity brings to areas including education, health care, industry and the economy. A study launched today in Lilongwe, Malawi, will map a way forward for investment in the country’s sustainable energy sector, bringing together vital partners and identifying areas for action.