International Organization for LDCs (IOLDCs)

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Mass Atrocity Crimes in Myanmar, 17 September 2018, Palais des Nations.

IOLDCs participated in this interesting event regarding the atrocities committed in Myanmar against the Rohingya community and other Muslim minorities.


Human Rights in Yemen, 17 September 2018, Palais des Nations.

IOLDCs, extremely committed to the protection of children in armed conflict, participated in this event where was outlined the current situation of civilians, in particular, children, during this devastating conflict.


Human Rights in Myanmar, 19 September 2018, Palais des Nations.

IOLDCs attended this interesting talk on how held into account the perpetrators of genocides and crimes against humanity in Myanmar, starting with the approval of an International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to gather evidence, proofs and testimonies' declarations.

Protecting UN Global Counter-Terrorism strategy, 20 September 2018, Palais des Nations.

IOLDCs' representative attended this event highlighting this strategy as a unique global instrument to enhance national, regional and international efforts to counter terrorism.

Empowering Youth through Education, 24 September 2018, Palais des Nations.

IOLDCs participated in this event as we believe that the role of education is vital in order to create qualified professionals for the future with strong respect and commitment to Human Rights, including peace and justice.  


International Girls Day, Transforming leadership for Empowering, 11 October 2018, Palais des Nations.

Organized by Plan International, this interesting proposal seeks to approach young female candidates to their either female or male supervisors, promoting their professional development and participation beyond junior job positions.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General, UNOG, 28 October 2018.

The 17 SDGs target is only achieved with a planned organization and an agenda to be followed. IOLDCs attended this event supporting the fulfilment of SDGs as they balance the economic, social and ecological dimensions of sustainable development, and place the fight against poverty and sustainable development on the same agenda for the first time.

Humanitarian Implications of Climate Change, 11 October 2018, Palais des Nations.

IOLDCs' representative of the Climate Change and Human Rights division participated in this event with very interesting contributions from the Netherlands representation, IPCC scientists and NGO speakers. Following a very democratic and approachable methodology, dialogue and one-to-one talks allowed the discussion or the way towards mitigating climate change impacts and adapting from its implications.


Climate Science and Humanitarian Dialogue, 12 October 2018, Palais des Nations.

Coinciding with the release of the IPCC report “Global Warming of 1.5ºC”, IOLDCs participated in this full-day event where policy-makers, government representatives, civil society, scientists, researchers and lecturers shared their knowledge, ideas and suggestions to diminish global warming and enabling a greener planet so adaptation to climate aftermaths will be less needed.

Building peace: Protecting children in armed conflict, 4 November 2018, Palais des Nations.

IOLDCs participated in this event which highlighted that ending and preventing violations against children in armed conflict is not only a moral imperative but can also contribute to building sustainable peace.

Climate Change in Coastal Cities: From vulnerability to transformative adaptation, 22 November, Palais des Nations

IOLDCs attended such event presenting transformative adaptation as the change that can overcome inequalities and root causes of vulnerability. The speakers introduced this concept and assessed its potential to inform policy making for urban climate resilience and social development in coastal cities with a particular focus on Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta.

TEDxPlaceDesNationsWomen Conference, 6 December 2018, Palais des Nations.

This event united remarkable women, refugees, advocates and gender equality fighters to tell their admirable stories of courage, resilience, challenges, hope and to inspire the public and particularly, young women. They covered a wide range of issues such as nuclear disarmament, domestic workers’ rights, acquiring digital skills, and female genital mutilation. IOLDCs is strongly committed to the achievement of SDG 5 and we felt even more powerful and encouraged after such session.

Towards the realization of human rights, sustainable development and peace in the crises-affected LDCs.

IOLDCs strongly emphasized during its participation in The Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries in Istanbul, Turkey, on the need to eliminate the constrains and obstacles caused by the chronic conflict situations in the crisis-affected LDCs or in between, which severely affects the sustainable development in these countries and called upon the international community and all the stakeholders concerned to work together with the civil society in order to provide adequate effort in conflict-prevention and post-conflict peace-building. This would pave the way for peace, stability and sustainable development in LDCs.

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