LDCs Present Complex Set Of Development Challenges, Experts Say

The Guardian: New deal, old mess? Making the global goals work for the most fragile countries
“…The case for addressing conflict is clear if all countries are to meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs). … What is also striking is that the vast majority (45 of 48 countries) of [least-developed countries (LDCs)] have had the label for more than 20 years — 22 of them since the category was formally endorsed in 1971. So the question on everyone’s lips should be: do the SDGs — with their ambition to end poverty, inequality, and climate change by 2030 — go far enough to acknowledge the complex set of challenges presented by LDCs, particularly those susceptible to violent conflict…” (Anyangwe, 2/29).