The category of Least Developed Country (LDC) was created by the United Nations as a recognition that certain countries face particularly serious obstacles. Currently, there are four Pacific Island nations facing the prospect of graduation from this status - Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu.
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In the last issue of Pacific Outlook, we examined the category of Least Developed Country (LDC) created by the United Nations. Of the 47 countries currently listed as LDCs, four are Pacific Island countries - Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu. Each of these countries is now on their way to graduating from LDC status.…Read more
Unless we’re in the grips of an extreme weather event, climate change can seem like a very distant issue for people living in developed countries. In sharp contrast, the effects of dangerous climate change are often keenly and intimately felt by those living in the Pacific Islands. It’s not just political or environmental – it’s…Read more