High-Level Thematic Round Table 1: Investing in People in LDCs to leave no-one behind (LDC5)
By Anu Kumar • March 5, 2023 • 1 minute read
This is a recording of an event that took place on March 5, 2023 at LDC5 in Doha, Qatar.
The high-level thematic round tables will focus on consensus-building to renew and reinvigorate partnerships and mobilize additional international support measures and actions in support of least developed countries to enhance their resilience to multiple shocks and accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The cascading crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis, have disproportionately disrupted the lives of the 1.1 billion people living in the world’s least developed countries. Their structural weaknesses are leaving them far behind in the race to build back better and recover the progress lost in achieving the SDGs. The DPoA acknowledges that addressing the challenges of exclusion and deprivation of marginalized groups in the LDCs will improve not only their own well-being but is crucial to achieving the SDGs It identifies a broad range of sectoral and cross-cutting targets and actions, including on eradicating poverty and building capacity, universal social protection systems, universal access to quality education, skills and lifelong learning, gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, population and health, investing in young people, water, sanitation and hygiene, urbanization and shelter, migration and mobility, and good and effective governance at all levels, and building and sustaining peace.
BRAC International Executive Director, Shameran Abed, served as a lead discussant.