Authors Posts by Marcia Tavares

Marcia Tavares

Africa Regional Review ahead of LDC5

22-26 February 2021. The Africa Regional Review meeting is expected to review the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) in the region, as 33 out...

EIF event: Creating space for women in trade during COVID-19

Event on 8 March 2021.  On the occasion of International Women's Day, this event will discuss gender responsive trade ecosystems to help women integrate...

ODA and Aid for Trade in LDCs in the context of...

15 February 2021. "There is a growing consensus that Official Development Assistance (ODA) alone won’t be enough to help least developed countries (LDCs) recover...

Angola’s preparatory period preceding graduation has been extended

11 February 2021.  The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution extending the preparatory period preceding Angola's graduation from the LDC category.  Angola will...

UNESCAP’s support to graduating countries

ESCAP has been supporting the graduation of least developed countries in the Asia-Pacific region in a number of different ways.  Recently: Vanuatu graduated in...

Joint Government-UN Meeting on Myanmar’s LDC graduation

7 January 2021. Myanmar is one of the five countries that will be reviewed by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) in February 2021...

General Assembly resolution on the graduation of Vanuatu from the LDC...

21 December 2020. The United Nations General Assembly has issued a resolution on the Graduation of Vanuatu from the LDC category (A/RES/75/128). It commends...

UNCDF-OECD Report Focuses on Potential of Blended Finance for LDCs’ Response...

16 December 2020. The third edition of the Blended Finance in the LDCs report series by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Organization for...

LDCs and climate ambition: the Thimphu Ambition Summit

On 9 December 2020, ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit, the Royal Government of Bhutan, chair of the LDC Group at the UNFCCC, hosted...

LDCs at the WTO: Proposals for extension of LDC support measures...

11 December 2020. Two proposals were submitted recently by the LDC group at the WTO seek the extension of LDC support measures under the...

WTO webinar and documents on COVID-19 and LDC graduation

8 December 2020. The WTO LDC Group held a webinar on 8 December 2020 to discuss the trade and health impacts of COVID-19 on...

Vanuatu has graduated from the LDC category

4 December 2020. On 4 December, Vanuatu became the sixth country to graduate from the least developed country (LDC) category. As noted by the...