Organisation Internationale Pour Les Pays Les Moins Avancés (OIPMA)
The International Organization for the Least Developed Countries (IOLDCs)

Our mission

The key priorities of the Organization are in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the goals 1,3,5,13,16 and 17. In particular:

a) Poverty in LDCs

b) Conflict prevention in LDCs and post-conflict peace-building operations in LDCs

c) Children protection, demobilisation and reintegration in the context of armed conflict in LDCs.

d) Gender equality: women and girls’ empowerment in LDCs.

e) Counter-terrorism in crisis-affected LDCs.

f) The impacts of climate change and related displacement in LDCs.

We specialize in the following counties: Yemen, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Solomon Islands, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Chad, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Haiti.

How we work

Human Rights Advocacy: IOLDCs seeks to enhance the visibility of local concerns at the international level to push for concrete action by the international community.

Additionally, the organization aims to facilitate access to key information for development in LDCs to the international sphere. It does so with the publication of reports, written statements published by the UN, Oral Statements and Interactive Dialogue participation given during the Human Rights Council sessions and other UN monitoring bodies sessions, its website www.ioldcs.org and through an Interactive Platform to inform key actors working on behalf of the LDCs' sustainable development.

Workshops and Programms: IOLDCS organizes training for NGOs, human rights defenders, journalists and legal professionals. Normally, during the Human Rights Council sessions, it organizes side events on specific topics open to all the Council's participants and interested people.

It also undertakes workshops aimed to inform, train, give tools and facilitate networking on some of the key priorities of the organization.