UNO List of Least Developed Countries-11/02/2021

List of Least Developed Countries (as of 11 February 2021) *

Country

Year of

Country

Year of
inclusion inclusion
Afghanistan 1971 Madagascar 1991
Angola1 1994 Malawi 1971
Bangladesh 1975 Mali 1971
Benin 1971 Mauritania 1986
Bhutan2 1971 Mozambique 1988
Burkina Faso 1971 Myanmar 1987
Burundi 1971 Nepal 1971
Cambodia 1991 Niger 1971
Central African Republic 1975 Rwanda 1971
Chad 1971 São Tomé and Príncipe3 1982
Comoros 1977 Senegal 2000
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1991 Sierra Leone 1982
Djibouti 1982 Solomon Islands4 1991
Eritrea 1994 Somalia 1971
Ethiopia 1971 South Sudan 2012
Gambia 1975 Sudan 1971
Guinea 1971 Timor-Leste 2003
Guinea-Bissau 1981 Togo 1982
Haiti 1971 Tuvalu 1986
Kiribati 1986 Uganda 1971
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 1971 United Republic of Tanzania 1971
Lesotho 1971 Yemen 1971
Liberia 1990 Zambia 1991
  • The list will be updated when new decisions become available.
  • General Assembly resolution A/RES/70/253 adopted on 12 February 2016, decided that Angola will graduate five years after the adoption of the resolution, and General Assembly resolution A/RES/75/259 adopted on 11 February 2021, decided that Angola will be granted a three year extension to the preparatory period and will graduate on 12 February 2024.
  • General Assembly resolution A/RES/73/133 adopted on 13 December 2018, decided that Bhutan will graduate five years after the adoption of the resolution, i.e. on 13 December 2023.
  • General Assembly resolution A/RES/73/133 adopted on 13 December 2018, decided that São Tomé and Príncipe will graduate six years after the adoption of the resolution, i.e. on 13 December 2024.
  • General Assembly resolution A/RES/73/133 adopted on 13 December 2018, decided that Solomon Islands will graduate six years after the adoption of the resolution, i.e. on 13 December 2024.

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