World needs to be “ambitious” to help poorest countries
The international community needs to be more ambitious in its efforts towards pulling the world's poorest countries out of poverty, according to the President of the United Nations General Assembly.
The so-called Least Developed Countries or LDCs are meeting in Istanbul Turkey to look at ways of working with the rest of the world to boost social and economic development.
There are 48 LDCs which are characterized by deep-rooted poverty, poor governance and inadequate infrastructure.
Joseph Deiss, says urgent action is needed.
“We have to be impatient, We have work faster than possible, knowing that it will take time, that we’ll have drawbacks. But if you are not ambitious, you will not succeed.”