Helping Least Developed Countries

The United Nations Conference on Trade & Development tracks the progress of the world’s poorest nations with a goal to showing how fair trade can help a country out of poverty. But as UNCTAD explains, the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs)  face unique challenges. In Asia there are 8; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal,Timor-Leste  and Yemen.  For ASEAN this is a challenge as 3 LDCs are member states.  In the year ahead it should be every citizen of ASEAN’s goal to help Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar continue their long climb up.

Map of LDCs