Authors Posts by Gabriella Scelta

Gabriella Scelta

Special programmes and terms for LDCs in the United Nations system

Certain organizations have criteria for resource allocation that favour LDCs. In many cases, resources are not allocated to LDCs per se, but to countries...

Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) for Trade-Related Assistance to LDCs

The EIF is a multi-donor programme which supports LDCs to increase their participation in the international trading system. It focuses on five main activities:...

UNITAR Fellowships for Diplomatic Training

UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) maintains fellowship funds for nationals of LDCs: The Multilateral Diplomacy Programme offers fellowships for nationals of LDCs to...

Scholarships and research grants

Governments, UN agencies, educational institutions and private and other non-governmental organizations provide scholarships and funding for research to LDC nationals (scholarships for graduate degree programs,...

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 organizes annual workshops of the national focal points of the LDCs to review the implementation of the Programmes of Action for LDCs.  The...

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 parties to the Stockholm Convention committed to take "into account the circumstances and particular requirements of developing countries, in particular the least developed...

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. Membership is based on contributions...

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...