In Zambia, UN forum urges faster development action for landlocked developing nations

A United Nations-backed conference aimed at accelerating an ambitious development plan for the world’s 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) concluded today in Zambia with a global ‘Call to Action’ intended to streamline their path towards sustainable, inclusive and economic progress.

Asia-Pacific: UN official urges deeper regional connectivity for landlocked developing countries

Greater regional connectivity through integrated and terrestrial networks is vital to effectively linking Asia’s 12 landlocked development countries (LLDCs) to the region’s infrastructure networks, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said today.

UN conference adopts ambitious 10-year action plan for world's landlocked developing countries

A United Nations conference concluded in Vienna, Austria today with the adoption of a 10-year action plan aimed at accelerating sustainable development in the world’s 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs).

UN official calls for economic diversification for Asia’s landlocked developing countries

Asia’s landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) need a stable investment-friendly and competitive macro-economic policy framework, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said Tuesday, calling for action to promote economic diversification in order to reduce volatility of economic and export growth.

Private sector can boost growth in landlocked developing countries – senior UN official

Private sector engagement is key to accelerating development in the world’s 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), said delegates attending an event in the margins of the Second United Nations Conference on LLDCs, currently underway in Vienna, Austria.

At UN conference, top officials urge greater development assistance for landlocked countries

The international community must aid the world’s landlocked developing countries (LLDC) in pursuing their goals for greater economic development to transition from being landlocked to “landlinked,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon advised today, noting that only through comprehensive improvements in trade would such nations be best prepared to tackle the post-2015 agenda.

Far greater effort needed to eradicate extreme poverty in world’s poorest nations – UN report

While the world’s 48 most vulnerable nations continue to make in-roads into poverty reduction, a far greater effort is needed if these countries are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020, according to a new report launched at the United Nations today.

Delegates at UN forum back effort to help landlocked developing countries harness trade

Ahead of a major United Nations conference on landlocked development countries (LLDCs) set for later this year, delegates at a high-level meeting in Mongolia have called for the immediate ratification of an agreement which will help boost trade and make it easier for these countries to participate competitively in global markets.

Think tank for landlocked nations ‘vitally important,’ Mongolian leader tells UN

Highlighting the special constraints faced by landlocked developing countries, the President of Mongolia today appealed to United Nations Member States to sign and ratify a multilateral agreement to set up an international think tank in his country’s capital to address the concerns of this vulnerable group.

States pledge at UN to tackle special needs of landlocked poor nations

The General Assembly today wrapped up a special high-level meeting with Member States renewing the pledge made five years ago to help the world's 31 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) overcome the problems caused by their lack of territorial access to the sea and their remoteness and isolation from world markets.