Authors Posts by Gabriella Scelta

Gabriella Scelta

ePing – How to track changes in international trade rules and...

A blog post by the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub highlights the need for an electronic notification system to track changes in...

How the UN helps LDCs graduate

Drive west round the ring road from Port Vila, Vanuatu’s capital, and you pass three warehouses near the airport. After some outlying villages overlooking...

LDC Graduation: SDGs, AAAA and IPOA linkages

There is a good reason that the average reader may have difficulties in understanding the meaning of the above title …. the plethora of...

Travel support from UN Office of the High Representative for the...

OHRLLS aims at enhancing the mobilization and galvanization of international support for the implementation of various Declarations and Programmes of Action for LDCs, including...

Trust fund for LDC participation in the United Nations Open-ended Informal...

In 1999, the GA decided to establish the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea in order to...

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

The Stockholm Convention on POPs was adopted in May 2001.  The Parties to the Convetion recognize that rendering of timely and appropriate technical assistance...

Scholarships and research grants

Governments, UN agencies, educational institutions and private and other non-governmental organizations provide research-related financial support to LDCs. Many of these are available to all developing...

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Nagoya Protocol

Nagoya Protocol on Access to Generic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization is an international agreement with...

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Cartagena Protocol

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international agreement, which aims to ensure the safe handling, transport and...

Financial arrangements under the Common Fund for Commodities

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) includes special arrangements for the LDCs with regard to their financial contributions to the Fund.  While all member should have...

UN support for smooth transition strategy of graduating LDCs

LDCs derive special support measures both from the donor community, including bilateral donors and multilateral organizations, as well as from the special treatment accorded...

WIPO Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

The PCT is an international treaty, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), between more than 140 Paris Convention countries. The PCT makes...