Turn landlocked countries into "land-linked" countries

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Afghans participate in the Food for Work project sponsored by the World Food Programme (WFP) where participants built or repaired 7,700 km of roads and 6, 800 km of canals, and planted over 80,000 trees. (file photo – 2007) Credit: UN Photo/WFP

The international community is being urged by the UN Chief  to be "bold and forward-looking" as it forges a new development agenda for landlocked countries.

A second UN conference on landlocked developing countries or LDCs opened in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Monday.

Landlocked countries are enclosed by land, with no access to oceans and seas, making it very expensive for people and goods to circulate.

Jocelyne Sambira has the story.

Duration:  2’51″

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