"Morally unacceptable" not to help the poorest countries

The developed world has a moral responsibility to support the poorest countries, according to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon

There are 48 countries, mostly in Africa, which have been designated by the UN as the world’s least developed countries or LDCs.

They are characterized by extreme poverty, poor governance and inadequate infrastructure.

Speaking in Istanbul, Turkey, ahead of a global conference on LDCs, Ban Ki-Moon said the world could not stand by whilst people continue to live in poverty.

“There are still 48 countries in the world, least developed countries, the poorest who live on just one or two dollars a day. This is a totally morally unacceptable situation. We have to support them.”

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