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The UN maze confounds African development

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 May 2009

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1 General Assembly Resolution 2803 (XXVI) Least Developed Countries.

2 ln addition to Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Democratic Yemen, and Gambia, the countries identified as least developed by the United Nations are: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Chad, Dahomey, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sikkim, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Upper Volta, Western Samoa, Yemen Arab Republic.

3 Committee, Jackson, A Study of the Capacity of the United Nations Development System, United Nations, Geneva 1969Google Scholar. A New United Nations Structure for Global Economic Cooperation, United Nations publication, Doc. E/AD.62/9.

See also, Addendum to the Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Restructuring of the Economic and Social Sectors of the United Nations System. General Assembly Official Records Supplement No. 34 A(A/31/34/Add. 1).

4 This section is based on a composite of real incidents which accurately document my own observations. The names of countries and persons involved have not been identified so as to protect the writer's sources of information and safeguard access to this sort of evidence in the future.