ISMs in the spotlight

Climate Change: work programme for LDCs, LDC Expert Group and LDC Fund

The United Nations Convention on Climate Change states that “the Parties shall take full account...

Other forms of support for participation in international forums

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Comprehensive Programmes of Action for LDCs

Comprehensive programmes of action for LDCs were adopted in four successive United Nations Conferences on...

Trade-related technical assistance and capacity-building

A number of mechanisms are in place to support LDCs through technical assistance and capacity-building...

Special treatment under regional agreements

Certain regional trade agreements contain special provisions for LDCs, including longer or delayed implementation periods,...

LDC News

New report on blended finance in LDCs

The report ‘Blended Finance in the Least Developed Countries’ prepared by UNCDF in collaboration with...

EU launches procedure to temporarily suspend trade preferences to Cambodia

The European Union announced on February 11, 2019, that it would start the "process that could lead...

New report on the “State of the Least Developed Countries”

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing...

General Assembly Resolution on LDCs

In December 2018 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 73/242 on the "Follow-up to the Fourth...

WTO “cotton days”

Cotton, the soft and fluffy fibre that grows in bolls, is one of the world’s...

The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) is a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Among other functions, it periodically reviews the LDC category.

Gradjet helps government officials in least developed countries (LDCs) understand what it means to leave the LDC category and to plot a course for future action.