“Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) are the most water stressed countries by virtue of their geographical location. Many LLDCs are located in dry regions where hyper-arid, semi-arid and arid conditions prevail. Water challenges are exacerbated by the effects of climate change prevalent in the LLDCs, such as desertification, drought and land degradation, as well as water-related natural hazards.”

Country statement at the General Assembly on World Water Day, during the High Level Event for the Formal Launch of the International Decade for Action: “Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028.
UN Headquarters, New York, 22 March 2018