Authors Posts by Marcia Tavares

Marcia Tavares

Committee for Development Policy addresses LDC issues

The  United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP) held its twenty-first plenary session from March 11 to 15. Among other issues, the CDP addressed...

Caps and discounts on the contribution of LDCs to the United...

LDCs benefit from certain caps, discounts or other favourable conditions regarding their contributions to the budgets of United Nations System entities. There are two...

Development cooperation for LDCs: analysis, advocacy, grants and loans, UN programmes,...

Multilateral and bilateral development partners support LDCs through a range of financial and technical assistance mechanisms. While development cooperation country programmes are designed based...

New strategic plan for the EIF, 2019-2022

The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), which is dedicated to addressing the trade capacity needs of LDCs, has a new strategic plan for the period...

Basis for preferential treatment of merchandise exports from LDCs by WTO...

The legal basis for developed country WTO members to grant preferential market access. terms to LDCS is the decision on “Differential and More Favourable...

New UNCDF report on blended finance in LDCs

The report ‘Blended Finance in the Least Developed Countries’ prepared by UNCDF in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Southern Voice...

Diplomatic training

UNITAR has fellowships for nationals of LDCs to participate in its Multilateral Diplomacy Programme and core diplomatic training courses. More information here. The WTO...

EU launches procedure to temporarily suspend trade preferences to Cambodia

The European Union announced on February 11, 2019, that it would start the "process that could lead to the temporary suspension of Cambodia's preferential access to...

Support for LDC accessions to the WTO

LDCs that are not members of the WTO benefit from support for the accession process. Guidelines to facilitate the accession process for least developed...

Technical assistance under WTO Agreements

Several WTO Agreements contain provisions on technical assistance to LDCs: General Agreement on Trade in Services:Technical assistance by WTO Secretariat in the Preparation &...

Support for the participation of LDCs in international organizations and processes:...

Support measures are in place to help LDCs participate in United Nations processes and other international forums: caps and discounts on the contribution of...

New report on the “State of the Least Developed Countries”

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) has released...