United Nations - Presentation of UNCTAD’s 25 Least Advanced Countries Report (November 25, 2015)


The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCDAD) presented the 2015 edition of its Least Advanced Countries Report to diplomats and the press today at the Quai d’Orsay. The report is called “Transforming Rural Economies.”

It takes stock of the aid and development operations carried out for these countries and progress made, with a view to implementing the 2050 Agenda and sustainable development goals.

We applaud the caliber of the work conducted by UNCTAD, which plays a leading role in helping the least developed countries. Support for these countries is a priority for France, which devoted 29% (i.e., 2.4 billion euros) of its public development assistance to it in 2013.

France shares UNCTAD’s analysis of the importance of transforming rural economies. We are contributing to this effort by working to improve food security in the least developed countries.