units: Committee for Development Policy (CDP)
Committee for Development Policy (CDP)
8 November 2016
The ePing system, an SPS and TBT notification alert system developed by UN DESA in cooperation with the WTO and ITC, is officially launched on 8 November 2016 at the WTO, by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development in UN DESA Lenni Montiel, WTO Deputy Director General Karl Brauner and the Executive Director of ITC Arancha González.
1 November 2016
Government policymakers from 16 least developed countries (LDCs) and one graduate, Samoa, will gather in Beijing, China, from 10-12 November to discuss strategies needed to successfully graduate from LDC status and to achieve the Sustainable Dev ...
23 March 2016
On 16 March 2016 the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) organized a panel discussion on expanding productive capacity for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals as a side event to the 18th CDP Plenary session. CDP members Prof. Diane Elson, Pr ...
19 November 2015
The second edition of the Handbook on the Least Developed Country Category: Inclusion, Graduation and Special Support Measures (2015) provides comprehensive information on the least developed country (LDC) category, including a description of procedures and methodologies used in the identification of these countries, and the support measures associated with it. It builds upon and updates the previous edition published in 2008. Accordingly, the LDC Handbook is intended for the use by government officials, policymakers, researchers and others interested in the particular development problems and challenges faced by the most disadvantaged developing countries.
19 November 2015
The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) launched today the second edition of the Handbook on the Least Developed Country Category: Inclusion, Graduation and Special Support Measures at a briefing in New York. The Handbook contains a detailed description of the procedures and methodologies used by the CDP in the identification of least developed countries (LDCs), as well as an overview of the international support measures associated with the LDC category. As a supplement to the Handbook, the LDC 2015 Country Snapshots was also presented at the briefing. The Country Snapshots is a compilation of one-page profiles for each of the 48 countries classified as LDCs in 2015 and illustrates the gaps in progress towards the LDC graduation thresholds for each country.
26 November 2013
The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) held a briefing on "Alternative Development Strategies for the Post-2015 Era" on 25 November as part of the 5th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. In her opening statement, Sha ...
17 October 2012
The new interactive platform compiles and catalogues information about LDC-specific international support measures provided by development partners. It allows users to learn about what the measures are, who the main suppliers are, and how they can acce ...