Development Cooperation - News and analysis

Development Cooperation - News and analysis

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

General Assembly Resolution on LDCs

In December 2018 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 73/242 on the "Follow-up to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries".  The...

Prospects of LDCs meeting graduation criteria by 2030

"Prospects of Least Developed Countries meeting the graduation criteria by 2030" by Namsuk Kim, published under the CDP Policy Review Series, shows that fourteen countries...

LDCs University Consortium on Climate Change – LUCCC

The Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC) is a south-south, long-term capacity-building programme involving universities in LDCs. Its main purpose is...

Energy access and main challenges in the LDCs

The LDCs have a long way to go to achieve universal access to modern energy by 2030. Sustainable energy, encompassing its three dimensions of...

Least developed countries steal the spotlight

The statement came at noon on 15th March 2018. The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) had just finished its deliberations on the triennial review...