ESCWA strives to strengthen partnerships in support of sustainable development of Arab Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the context of the Doha Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries.
ESCWA has launched a regional process to gather the views of Arab LDCs, ESCWA donors, and specialized regional agencies and bodies. Our objective is to identify common positions between Arab countries to support the design and implementation of the 2020-2030 Programme of Action for Arab LDCs.
Saudi Development and Reconstruction Programme for Yemen
ESCWA convened a regional event that brought together the four Arab LDCs, namely Mauritania, the Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, in a joint meeting with representatives of the Government of Yemen and regional and international partners.
ESCWA published a report that covers monitoring and analysis on Arab bilateral and multilateral efforts to support Arab LDCs. The report identifies best practices in member States to enhance regional partnership and fulfill obligations towards Arab LDCs and conflict-affected countries. The report provides comprehensive information on and analysis of progress in the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011–2020 (Istanbul Programme of Action) over the past 10 years. In addition, the report covers the humanitarian and development assistance provided by Arab countries and regional and international institutions to LDCs.