UN opens conference on unlocking economic potential of world’s poorest countries


UN opens conference

The largest development conference so far this decade has got underway in the Turkish city, Istanbul with a pledge from the international community to help the world’s poorest countries break out of poverty.

The group of 48 so-called Least Developed Countries or LDCs is characterized by deep-rooted poverty, poor governance and inadequate infrastructure.

The conference opened with a call from the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon for developed countries to provide investment not charity.

Daniel Dickinson reports from Istanbul.

Duration: 2’34″

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