"Implement" plan to break poverty cycle in poorest countries: UN Women

The international community has been urged by the head of the United Nations lead gender organization to make sure that a plan of action to pull the poorest countries out of poverty is implemented on the ground.

Women at work in Rwanda

Rwandan women at work

Heads of state, the private sector, civil society groups and UN agencies are meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, to come up with a blue-print for the development of the group of so-called Least Developed Countries or LDCs.

Michelle Bachelet, the Executive Director of UN Women says words need to be translated into action.

“We need to give life to the Plan of Action, to the decisions, to the policy so they are really implemented. You can have wonderful ideas but if they’re not implemented they do not provide the progress we need.”

There are 48 LDCs, mainly in Africa. They suffer from deep-rooted poverty, bad governance and inadequate infrastructure.

The Plan of Action, a group of recommendations on how to bring development to the LDCs, is due to be released on Friday.

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