Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV)
May 2, 2011
The Least Developed Countries (LDCs), a group of 49 countries recognized as the poorest and weakest segment of the international community, require special support from the international community to overcome poverty and achieve sustainable development. Since 1981, the UN has organized three Conferences on the LDCs in order to streamline support from the international community and to mobilize resources. In order to assess the results of the Brussels Programme of Action and adopt new measures and strategies for the sustainable development of the LDCs into 2020, the Conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 9 to 13 May 2011. There will also be an LDC-IV Civil Society Forum from 7-13 May 2011. Civil Society Interactive Hearings on the conference were held on 1 April at UN Headquarters in NewYork.
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