theme: Least Developed Countries Category
Least Developed Countries Category
6 November 2019
The CDP Secretariat participated in the regional workshop jointly organized by the WTO Secretariat in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) in Vanuatu.
19 September 2019
From 9 to 13 September the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) on graduation of least developed countries (LDCs) conducted a mission to São Tomé and Príncipe to discuss the possible impact of the country's graduation from the LDC category, scheduled for 2024.
30 August 2019
Op-Ed by Daniel Gay and Kevin Gallagher Few would deny that the international system governing the environment and economy is under pressure. Globalisation itself is wobbling, to the chagrin of governments in rich and emerging economies. What's less ta ...
27 August 2019
Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director of the Trade Law Centre (tralac), discusses in her article the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and what it means especially for LDCs.
10 June 2019
From 4 to 7 June the CDP Secretariat conducted a mission to Lao People's Democratic Republic to: (1) study the potential impacts of the country’s graduation from the LDC category on trade and development cooperation, by holding meetings with government ...
6 June 2019
On 6 June 2019 Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Vice-Chair of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP), introduced the Committee’s Report on it’s 21st Session at the Management Meeting (MM) of ECOSOC's 2019 Management Segment. The CDP’s deliberations on ...
6 May 2019
On 30 April, the Secretariat of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) participated in a regional workshop on graduation for least developed countries (LDCs) jointly organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacifi ...
13 December 2018
On 13th December 2018 the United Nations General Assembly took note of the recommendation by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) to graduate Bhutan, São Tomé and Príncipe and Solomon Islands from the list of least developed countries (LDCs). Whi ...
27 November 2018
The Handbook on the Least Developed Country Category is prepared by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) to provide comprehensive information on the least developed country (LDC) category. The third edition of the Handbook builds upon and updates ...
Covid-19 threatens to have devastating effects on the least developed countries (LDC). Read more >>
- LDCs at a Glance
- LDC Data
- International Support Measures
- Criteria for Identification of LDCs
- Inclusion into the LDC Category
- Graduation from the LDC Category
- Graduation Preparation & Smooth Transition
- LDC Resources
- Contacts and Useful Links