UN plan to protect the least developed countries in the face of the global economic downturn
Doha Agenda for Actionas it is officially known, was developed as a roadmap to 2031 to help strengthen commitments between the least developed countries and their development partners.
“The world is tottering under cascading impact of complex, interconnected issues while structural constraints and limited fiscal space make the least developed countries were the first and often the hardest hit,” said Chaba Kyoryoshi at the opening of the high-level event of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on the acceleration plan The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The meeting was hosted by the Office of the United Nations High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).
“The DPoA is a complete package to address the pre-existing problems of LDCs, their vulnerabilities and put them back on track to achieve the 2030 Agenda,” the statement said. Rabab FatimaUN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, who will act as Secretary-General LDC5 Conference.
She added: “T.this will mean victory in the battle for the SDGs in the LDCs. And that, in turn, means integrating more than a billion people, who are the most backward, with the benefits of global development.”
Global slowdown forecasts are unfolding against a grim backdrop of soaring inflation, fragmentation of global supply chains and the triple threat of a food, fuel and financial crisis, he said.
Least developed countries (LDCs) affected by the lingering effects of these interconnected crises are often the least responsible for the global trends that beset them.including climate change.
Doha plan ‘opens a new window’
46 The world’s LDCs, a category reviewed every three years by the Development Committee, are low-income countries facing major structural barriers to sustainable development. They are highly vulnerable to economic and environmental shocks and have low levels of human capital.
WITH the ‘domino effect’ of their limitedness threatens to undo decades of development gains in the face of current crises, he said, the Doha Agenda for Action “opens new window“.
The action plan, which runs from 2022 to 2031, “demonstrates a new generation of renewed and strengthened commitment” among their development partners, including the private sector, civil society and governments at all levels, he said.
Some of the innovative features of the action plan include the creation online universitycreating platforms for online university-level support. science, technology and engineeringand creation investment support center.
The goal is to provide a path through the impact of the ongoing global crises, ensure a sustainable and inclusive post-pandemic recovery and increase resilience to future shockssaid Mr. Kyoryoshi.
“In other words, to help us all get back on track with the 2030 Agenda,” he said. “Now is the time to show solidarity with the most vulnerable countries by making commitments, not abandoning them.”
46 countries to contribute to expand your social safety nets and improve the internal environment through good governance and efficiency improvements, and development partners should also keep your promisesHe said.
United Nations Conference in Doha
Echoing this feeling, the theme “from potential to prosperity” was adopted for the second segment of the Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries, to be held in Doha from 5 to 9 March.
World leaders, partners from civil society and the private sector, and young people will gather to develop plans for the implementation of the Program of Action, which Member States adopted in the first phase, held on March 17 last year at UN Headquarters. It is expected that the Doha conference will adopt a declaration of their efforts and the challenges ahead.
“We have the tools”
The conference willlandmark occasion to renew global commitment to support the poorest and most vulnerable members of our human family,” said the President of the General Assembly. “Through science, technology and innovation we have the tools for sustainable recovery“.
Encouraging collective efforts to deliver the action plan on time, he said such initiatives “will give us every chance to catch up on our 2030 targets“.
To mark the start of the Doha conference, UN-OHRLLS collaborated with United Nations Postal Administration release March 5 set of three postage stamps.