Authors Posts by Gabriella Scelta

Gabriella Scelta

Monitoring countries

2015. The Committee for Development Policy is mandated by the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council to monitor the development progress of...

The 2015 triennial review of the LDC category

April 2015. The Committee for Development Policy met in plenary session at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 23 to 27 March...

Lessons for LDCs acceding to the WTO

Analyzing previous accessions to the  World Trade Organization (WTO), Derk Bienen provides lessons for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) when applying for membership to the WTO. First...

Key decisions by Green Climate Fund Board for resource mobilization of...

The Board of the Green Climate Fund met in Indonesia in 19 – 21 February 2014 and decided, among other things, to aim for...

Cabo Verde’s consultative mechanism

Cabo Verde was the first country to graduate based on the United Nations General Assembly's recommendation for the implementation of a smooth transition Following...

Medecins Sans Frontieres , LDCs and TRIPs

(Archives, May 2013) Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) is voicing its support to the extension of the transition period for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)...

Assessing the accession: highlights of Lao’s package

April, 2013. On 2 February 2013, Lao People's Democratic Republic became the latest LDC to join the WTO. Negotiations lasted for 15 years and...

Bangladesh’ exports to Canada: the importance of flexible rules of origin*

The Canadian GSP scheme for the LDCs was revised in 2002 when almost all tradable items were made eligible for duty-free (and quota-free) treatment....

China’s LDCs and Accession Programme (the China Programme)

The Government of China and the WTO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2011 on the basis of which the Government of China established the...

Mozambique and the NAPA process

The Government of Mozambique started the preparation of its NAPA in 2002.  UNFCCC contributed about $200,000 to the cost of the exercise; the country's...

Cabo Verde’s accession to the WTO

Cabo Verde applied for membership in the WTO in November 1999. Accession became effective in July 2008, only a few months following the country's...

Nepal’s experience acceding to the WTO

2012. Nepal's accession to the WTO was seen not as an end in itself but as a key element in the pursuit of national...