LDC5 Conference kicks off in Doha; DPM Shrestha stresses on scaling up support

The 5th UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5) kick-started today in the Qatari capital of Doha, and is scheduled to last from 5 to 9 March 2023.

The event has brought together 4,000-5,000 participants at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

Over the next five days in Doha, government leaders and other stakeholders are set to assess the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action, and mobilize additional international support and action for the world’s 46 least developed countries, the UN said.

Deputy Prime Minister, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, who is leading Nepali Delegation to the Conference, has called on development partners for scaling up support to the Least Developed Countries.

While addressing the conference in Doha, Qatar Shrestha said the counties need more assistance as their economies are facing the onslaught of mega global crises, such as the pandemic, conflicts, and climate disasters.

The conference aims to mobilize the international community’s commitments to overcome structural challenges, eradicate poverty, and achieve internationally agreed development goals.

The LDC Summit is normally held every 10 years but has twice been postponed since 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.


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