LDCs and their “development” - Litmus test of international co-operation

GPW Briefing #35

By Barbara Adams and Julie Kim

One of the global processes falling prey to the Omicron variant of the Covid virus was the fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed countries, originally scheduled for the end of January in Doha, Qatar. It has been replaced with a meeting in New York on 17 March 2022 for the adoption of the Doha Programme of Action (DPoA); a full meeting will be held in March 2023, where governments will gather with stakeholders “to build new plans and partnerships for the delivery of the DPoA over the following decade”. The LDC conferences and programmes of action have a long history of marking the state of global solidarity with countries most in need of co-operation and of the underlying root-causes for global inequalities.

A German translation of this article is available in Rundbrief Forum Umwelt & Entwicklung, Issue 1, 2022. See https://www.forumue.de/hintergrundanalyse/rundbriefe/