Organisation Internationale pour les Pays les Moins Avancés (OIPMA)

International Organisation for the Least Developed Countries (IOLDCs)


Organisation Internationale pour les Pays Les Moins Avancés (OIPMA) / International Organisation for the Least Developed Countries (IOLDCs), is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with UN ECOSOC Status. The organization was established in Geneva in 1996. OIPMA acts as a bridge between civil society organizations based in the LDCs and the UN Charter-based and Treaty-based Mechanisms and other international organizations.


We focus on the LDCs as a whole, giving priority to conflict zones such as the Horn of Africa, the Sahel Region, Yemen, and Afghanistan.


OIPMA presents the concerns of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in international debates, and speak up on behalf of civil societies in the crisis-affected LDCs. The lack of means in the LDCs actually blocks the NGOs in these countries to protect their civil, economic, social and cultural rights.

Our organization aims to raise awareness and early-warnings before the International Community about the main obstacles that impede the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the LDCs, by tackling the following mandates:

  • Participating in international debates such as the United Nations Human Rights Council Sessions, UN Human Rights bodies meetings,
    and other events coordinated by different stakeholders.
  • Doing research and writing reports on obstacles and constraints that impede the implementation of the SDGs in the LDCs.
  • Meeting with NGOs based in the crisis LDCs such as the countries of the Horn of Africa, Sahel Region, Afghanistan, and Yemen.
  • Conducting forums and interactive dialogues on the challenges met by the LDCs (children and armed conflicts, extremism, corruption,
    and other core issues).
  • Carrying out advocacy matters with the aim to promote Human Rights and target conflict-prevention, post-conflict, and peace-building.


Peace and Security

→ Political stability and conflict resolution with a focus on peace building efforts in LDCs.

Climate Change Resilience

→ Advocating to tackle deforestation and biodiversity loss in LDCs through natural resource management;
→ Supporting renewable energy initiatives.

Trade and Economy

→ Debt relief programmes;
→ Trade capacity for equitable global participation;
→ Peace financing efforts in economic development initiatives.

Human Rights

→ Initiatives addressing (especially) children’s rights to quality education;
→ Access to digital resources and technology;
→ Support of healthcare systems;
→ Advocacy for water and sanitation projects.



OIPMA is committed to working for the eradication of poverty through its advocacy, training and partnership.

OIPMA works on advocating universal enhanced health response to diseases and climate change mitigation to diminish its impacts on health in the LDCs.

OIPMA aims to ensure that there is an end to gender-based violence and any form of mistreatment against girls and women in the LDCs.

OIPMA has started recently a new research division Climate Change and Human Rights in order to advocate the impacts that climate change supposes on many LDCs.

OIPMA is committed to ending abuses, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children.

OIPMA seeks to facilitate contact with organizations in the LDCs and stakeholders and/or decision-makers.

2030 Agenda by the UN Intergovernmental bodies

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are the world’s most vulnerable countries with the lowest level of socio-economic development. That is why OIPMA was established in Geneva in 1996 with a mandate to help the LDCs overcome obstacles and constraints in order to achieve stability, peace, and sustainable development. In the crises affecting LDCs, we can observe the spread of conflicts, extremism, and terrorism such as in Yemen, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and the countries of the Sahel Region.

It is a challenging task, but we are sure that in cooperation with the concerned stakeholders, we can help the LDCs to meet their challenges and to overcome their difficulties towards the right implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN 2030 Agenda.


OIPMA has a comprehensive team of Human Rights and Communications professionals, specialized in areas, fields, and issues related to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Thanks to the expertise and experience of this wonderful group of people, OIPMA continues achieving its mandate and speaking up on behalf of civil societies in the crisis-affected LDCs, by approaching several important perspectives. Discover the team that makes the successes of OIPMA possible.