The Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5), from 5 to 9 March 2023, in Doha, is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to chart a new path for accelerating sustainable development, tackling climate change, and taping the full potential of the Least Developed Countries.
Momentum must return to put the furthest behind first with investment and opportunity — including those most impacted by the climate crisis and women and girls in the LDCs, solution holders, changemakers and future leaders in these nations.
We know that the future of the 2030 Agenda lives or dies in these countries, where the pressing needs of 1.1 billion people represent the most vulnerable and the most impacted by the climate and health crises. The cost of doing nothing, is not nothing — it’s more crises.
LDC5 aims to turn potential into prosperity
World leaders will gather with the private sector, civil society, parliamentarians, young people and more to advance ideas, raise new pledges of support, and spur delivery on agreed commitments, such as the promise and ambition from the Doha Programme of Action (DPoA) over the following decade.
It is expected that specific initiatives and concrete deliverables will be announced that will address LDC-related challenges. Moreover, LDC5 will feature plenary sessions, parallel high-level thematic roundtables, and a series of side events on various priority themes of the DPoA, and dedicated ones to the Private Sector, CSOs, Youth, Parliamentarians and South-South tracks on the margins of the Conference.
The UN SDG Action Campaign will be present at LDC5 to conduct strategic activities and build mobilization for this year’s SDG Summit. Learn below!
Flip the Script Dialogues at the SDG Media Zone
The Flip the Script Dialogue Series will take place at the UN SDG Media Zone, featuring inspirational insights and calls to action through moderated intimate conversations. Follow the interviews which will be live-streamed on UN Web TV.
Will you be at LDC5? Make sure to go to the SDG Action Space where people will voice how they are flipping the script for better living in the LDCs. On the venue screens, we will also be screening a special video on how to #FlipTheScript for the LDCs.
Flip the Script Digital Art Exhibition
In partnership with Code Green, this exhibition brings digital artworks of both established and emerging artists from around the world to LDC5 screens. The artists draw inspiration from the global #FlipTheScript campaign, which asks people everywhere to rewrite a story that shapes a new reality where we thrive in harmony with the planet. View the full collection!
Workshop Flip the Script from Potential to Prosperity: SDG advocacy and campaigning towards the SDG Summit
This multistakeholder session on Tuesday, 7 March 2023 from 5:15 to 6:35 PM (GMT+3) will explore the unique role of campaigning and advocacy for the SDGs, particularly in amplifying the message of hope, in mobilizing people to #Act4SDGs and #FlipTheScript, and in building momentum towards the SDG Summit in September 2023. Climate action, sustainable financing, peace, justice and gender equality, will just be some of the key areas in the spotlight. An artistic performance will follow the panel discussions. If you are in Doha, do not miss it and register here!