LDC News

Committee for Development Policy addresses LDC issues

The  United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP) held its twenty-first plenary session from March...

Call for applications for IPCC Scholarship Award – priority for LDCs

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has launched a call for applications for the 5th round...

New strategic plan for the EIF, 2019-2022

The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), which is dedicated to addressing the trade capacity needs of...

New UNCDF 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...

International Support Measures (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,...

Other LDC resources

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Committee for Development Policy

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...

Gradjet

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

Handbook on the LDC category

The Handbook on the Least Developed Country Category is prepared by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) to provide comprehensive information on the least...