Authors Posts by Marcia Tavares

Marcia Tavares

News from the WTO: rules of origin for LDCs – meeting...

13 November 2020. At its biannual meeting, the WTO Committee on Rules of Origin addressed the implementation of the Nairobi Decision on Preferential Rules...

UNCTAD’s Least Developed Countries Report 2020 to be launched December 3

The 2020 edition of UNCTAD's annual Least Developed Countries report will be launched on 3 December. This year's focus is on "Productive capacities for the...

Local governments and communities in LDCs join LoCAL for locally led...

10 November 2020. What connects a farmer in Niger, a young mother in Bangladesh and a community leader in a mountain village in Bhutan?...

Virtual event: How innovative trade funding can help LDCs recover from...

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the precarity of LDCs when it comes to financing and investments in support to trade. There is a...

Virtual event: Leaving no one behind and building back better from...

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing labour market ravages in all regions, some of those trends are accelerating, thereby generating new challenges and opportunities for...

Market access for products and services of export interest to LDCs...

23 October 2020.  The WTO has released its annual note on trends in trade and market access conditions of the 47 LDCs. In addition to...

Virtual event, 21 & 23 October 2020: LDCs – Recovery from...

OHRLLS, OECD Development Centre and the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI) held a virtual event on 21 and 23 October...

UN ECA: Review of Progress of African LDCs

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has released its 2020 Review of progress made on the Programme of Action for the LDCs...

TRIPS transition period for LDCs: update on 20 October 2020

20 October 2020. At the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 15-16 October 2020, WTO members discussed,...

Communication from Chad on behalf of the LDC Group on an...

1 October 2020. Chad, on behalf of the LDC members of the WTO, has presented a proposal to the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual...

Training for LDCs in Sub-Saharan Africa on Responding to Crisis: Strengthening...

UNITAR is organizing a course on strengthening finance and trade resilience to global epidemics and health emergencies, targeted at public sector officials from LDCs...

Vanuatu’s smooth transition strategy

23 September 2020. Vanuatu is scheduled to graduate from the LDC category in December 2020.  Extensive national consultations have taken place over the past...