Gyan Chandra Acharya is the United Nations under-secretary general and high representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. He is an active member of the Broadband Commission and his office has spearheaded the establishment of the new Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries.
ICTs have brought about many changes over the past two decades, transforming the lives of individuals and triggering a range of innovations, writes the U.N.'s Gyan Chandra Acharya in this guest column. But how have the world's poorest nations fared as the global community embraces new technologies?
Five years into its implementation, the international community is meeting in Antalya, Turkey, to assess progress made so far toward sustainable development in LDCs and chart a way forward for the remaining five years. U.N. Undersecretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries Gyan Chandra Acharya offers a review and look ahead.
Because of their capacity constraints, the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing states face acute challenges of eradicating poverty, promoting inclusive growth and building resilience. An exclusive editorial by Ambassador Gyan Chandra Acharya.