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Summit of Least Developed Countries focusing on sustainability

Doha, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The second day of the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) is in session to analyze how to accelerate sustainable development in places where international assistance is most needed.

The event will run until March 9th and will look for ways to harness the full potential of LDCs on the path to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“The years remaining until the date of compliance with the SDGs should mark the beginning of a new global partnership to ensure that these 46 countries benefit from social, economic and environmental development,” as stated by the call.

Accordingly, world leaders will meet with the private sector, civil society, parliamentarians and youth at the Conference to promote new ideas and pledge support.

Moreover, alliances will be sought to encourage compliance with the commitments agreed through the Doha Action Program, based on specific initiatives and concrete results that address the specific challenges of the LDCs.

According to the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, “the Doha Agenda for Action reminds us that global recovery depends on LDCs getting the support they need”.During the inauguration of the event last Sunday, Guterres denounced that the rich countries have established predatory interest rates for the poorest nations.

“Economic development is difficult when countries are starved of resources, drowning in debt and still struggling with the historical injustice of an uneven response to Covid-19. (…) Therefore, bold investments are needed in health, education and social protection systems: all the resources necessary to implement the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.”

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