On Sunday, 5th March, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud addressed the United Nations 5th Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5) and acknowledged Somalia’s development challenges. He highlighted the prolonged conflict and political instability that has hindered Somalia’s progress but expressed hope that these could be resolved through dialogue and an inclusive government-building process.
President Mohamud also spoke about Somalia’s success in combating international terrorism. Moreover, he highlighted how climate change has exacerbated drought and food insecurity in Somalia, posing a significant threat to the country’s progress.
The President urged the international community to continue to support Somalia’s efforts to address its development challenges. He called for increased investment in the country’s infrastructure, education, health, and other critical sectors to help build a more prosperous and stable Somalia.
The UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is a forum that brings together representatives from the world’s 46 poorest countries, including Somalia. The conference aims to promote international cooperation and support for these countries to achieve sustainable development.
Somalia has been an LDC since 1971 and has made progress in recent years despite the ongoing challenges it faces. President Mohamud’s speech highlights the importance of continued support from the international community to help Somalia overcome its development challenges and build a brighter future for its people.