Will the LDCs be left behind... again?

Forty years ago the least developed countries were promised acceptable minimum standards of living for their peoples by the end of the 20th century. But developed countries, instead of providing the promised finances, technology and capacity building made their fate worse, adding climate change and vaccine hoarding to the long list of challenges. As a new UN Summit for the LDCs is being prepared, Third World Network and Social Watch submitted a joint text with concrete proposals of what needs to be done to not leave the poor countries behind... again.

Comments and text suggestions on the Zero Draft of the Doha Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries, submission by Third World Network and Social Watch (download pdf version).