UN targets reducing least developed countries by 50% in ten years
The world’s poorest countries are being challenged to pull themselves out of poverty and graduate from a United Nations list of the so-called Least Developed Countries or LDCs.
There are 48 LDCs, mostly in Africa, which suffer from extreme poverty as well as a lack of strong governance and poor infrastructure.
Next week in Istanbul, Turkey, the LDCs will be getting together with the UN, the private sector and NGOs to discuss what needs to be done to ensure economic and social development.
Daniel Dickinson asked Cheick Sidi Diarra the UN’s Under Secretary General for the LDCs how the target of cutting 24 countries from the list over the next decade will be achieved.