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Humanitarian workers provide food rations to refugee at the Lóvua settlement in Angola. (March 2018)
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Wednesday’s Daily Brief: 2020 humanitarian plan, malaria latest, greener tourism, people key to SDGs, Fall Armyworm

A recap of Wednesday’s stories: A record number of people will need humanitarian aid in 2020; WHO calls for more funding to protect women and children from malaria; the transport and tourism sectors are urged to tackle carbon emissions; a group of rights experts want to see more people helping make the SDGs a reality; Fall Armyworm pest sparks new global action plan; and how the UN is helping impoverished landlocked nations develop.

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Landlocked countries aim to boost economic competitiveness

Developing countries which are also landlocked are looking at ways of boosting their economic and trade competitiveness.

The countries known as LLDCs are meeting in Livingstone, Zambia this week to discuss the Vienna Programme of Action.

This international agreement sets out a roadmap for the development of the LLDCs.

Daniel Dickinson has been speaking to Mwaba Kasese-Bota, the Ambassador of Zambia to the UN and chair of the Group of Landlocked Developing Countries.

He began by asking her about the common challenges the countries face.