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The Committee for Development Policy
Committee for Development Policy News
4 December 2013
20 November 2013
About the Committee for Development Policy
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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- Background note on the Committee (English)
- Background note on the Committee (French)
- Members of CDP (2013-2015)
- Previous and current CDP members