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During 24-27 October, the UN expert team, comprising theCDP unit of DESA/DPAD, UNDP, UNCTAD and OHRLLS, conducts a joint mission in Luanda, Angola to support the Government of Angola on the graduation from LDC category. The UN team will hold consultation meetings of with various stakeholders and partners on drafting the National Roadmap for the LDC Transition Strategy towards Graduation. On 27 October, a national workshop on the Angola graduation: Challenges and opportunities will be held in order to identify the main steps until February 2021.

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The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) is a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. CDP provides inputs and independent advice to the Council on emerging cross-sectoral development issues and on international cooperation for development, focusing on medium- and long-term aspects. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing the status of least developed countries (LDCs) and for monitoring their progress after graduation from the category.

The 24 members of the Committee are nominated by the United Nations Secretary-General in their personal capacity, and are appointed by the Council for a period of three years. Membership is geared to reflect a wide range of development experience as well as geographical and gender balance.

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