For the first time in decades, development progress has stalled and even reversed under the combined weight of climate disasters, conflict, economic downturn and the lingering aftermath of COVID-19. Inequalities have worsened, particularly for women and girls. Tens of millions of people have fallen into poverty and want. On its current course, the world may miss many SDG targets by 2030. As the world’s most vulnerable nations, the world’s Least Developed Countries are the ones hit hardest. As we reach the midpoint of SDG implementation in 2023, now is the time to take stock, turbocharge action and renew support and solidarity for the Least Developed Countries.
The Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) taking place in Doha (March 5-9) is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to accelerate sustainable development in the places where international assistance is needed the most – and to tap the full potential of the Least Developed Countries helping them make progress on the road to prosperity.
The LDC5 SDG Media Zone will highlight the tireless efforts of the global community to transform potential into prosperity. Conversations in the Zone will look at some specific issues from the LDC perspective, including climate change, youth engagement, and global partnerships. Join us and be part of the conversation on the transformation and solutions needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals!
The SDG Media Zone is hosted by the UN Department of Global Communications in collaboration with the Pvblic Foundation and the UN System.