Charting a strategy for the least developed countriesListen /
In 2001, there was a feeling among the development community that there are certain countries in the world that are particularly vulnerable because of the severe development challenges they face – among them, a low level of per-capital income, economic difficulties and environmental threats.
A special office at the United Nations was created to give special attention to the constraints of these countries.
That office, for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, is headed by Gyan Chandra Acharya.
He explained to Gerry Adams what criteria define such countries.