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Committee for Development Policy News

  • The second edition of the Handbook on the Least Developed Country Category is available in French
  • The new membership of the Committee for Development Policy starts it's three-year term on 1 January 2016
  • General Assembly resolution A/RES/70/78 adopted on 9 December 2015, decided to extend the preparatory period before graduation for Vanuatu by three years, until 4 December 2020, due to the unique disruption caused to the economic and social progress of Vanuatu by Cyclone Pam.

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.

Interview with chair of the CDP, Prof. Jose Antonio Ocampo



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CDP Plenary Meeting

14 – 18 March 2016

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