Authors Posts by Marcia Tavares

Marcia Tavares

Higher floors for allocation of the GEF Trust Fund

Under the GEF's System for Transparent Allocation of Resources (STAR) for GEF's 7th replenishment, LDCs have higher minimum allocation floors. Non-LDCs LDCs Biodiversity 2 3 Climate change 1 1.5 Land degradation 1 1.5 Aggregate 4 6   References: https://www.thegef.org/sites/default/files/council-meeting-documents/GEF-C.55-Inf.03-GEF-7-STAR.pdf http://www.thegef.org/sites/default/files/council-meeting-documents/EN_GEF.C.54.03.Rev_.01_STAR.pdf

Travel support to attend climate change meetings

The financial procedures for the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, its subsidiary bodies and its permanent secretariat contain a provision for the...

Dutch JPO programme vacancy open to nationals of LDCs

19 May 2019. A Dutch Junior Professional Officer programme vacancy is open to nationals of LDCs. Applications are open until May 26,  2019.  More...

New fund for LDC participation in WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations

17 May 2019. The WTO Director-General announced on May 3, 2019, the creation of a fund to enable the participation of capital-based delegations from...

REX digital system for LDC exporters and EU importers

13 May 2019.  Started in 2017, the Registered Export System (REX) is an electronic system used to certify the origin of products from developing...

ESCAP and WTO workshop on LDC graduation

5 May 2019. The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) hosted a...

ePing – SPS and TBT notifications and alert system

Governments establish product requirements to achieve policy objectives such as the protection of human health or the environment. The WTO SPS and TBT Agreements try to ensure that...

Progress of African LDCs in IPoA priority areas

27 March 2019.   At the 52nd Session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (March 20-26, 2019), the Committee of Experts assessed...

Travel support from the China Programme at the WTO

Increasing participation of LDCs in WTO meetings is one of the five key pillars of the China LDCs and Accession Programme (the China Programme)....

Analysis, information and advocacy for LDCs

Several UN system and related organizations provide analysis and information services, dedicated research programmes, and advocacy services for LDCs. UN/DESA provides support to LDCs in the...

Preferential market access for goods

Merchandise exports from LDCs benefit from duty free, quota free market access and from more favourable rules of origin.  The WTO´s Database on Preferential Trade...

Empower Women, Power Trade – a new EIF initiative in LDCs

A new initiative led by the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), ‘Empower Women, Power Trade’, aims at shaping policy and bringing women in LDCs into decision-making bodies...