As part of the preparation for the June Summit on financing, the question was raised as to whether a category of “vulnerable countries” should not be created or recommended. One would first have to ask who would be responsible for creating this category, so that it would be authoritative. Only the United Nations has the legitimacy to do so and a negative answer was given there when the question was asked five years ago. It could indeed be imagined that this position might change. But to understand what is at stake and examine the question in depth, it is necessary to recall this historical point.
Report prepared by the Commonwealth Secretariat. Report Lead: Dr Ruth Kattumuri, Commonwealth Secretariat; Technical Lead: Travis Mitchell, Commonwealth Secretariat; Lead Technical Consultant: Patrick Guillaumont, FERDI; Technical Consultant: Laurent Wagner, FERDI. Foreword by the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.