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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)....

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

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

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 &...

Committee for Development Policy (CDP)

https://youtu.be/lq8-3lE9blA The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) is a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Among other functions, it periodically reviews...

Support measures for least developed countries (LDCs)

The least developed country (LDC) category was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1971 as a result of the acknowledgment by the...

Berkeley Law School LDC Fellowships

The University of California Berkeley School of Law LDC Scholarship is available to eligible students admitted to its LL.M. professional track program. The award...

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...

WTO Ministerial concludes – Anything to cheer for LDCs?

by Matthias Bruckner* The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference concluded in Buenos Aires on 13 December. Overall, the Ministerial highlighted the current difficulties faced by the...

LDC priorities for COP23

November 14, 2017 As the poorest countries in the world, the LDCs face the unprecedented challenge of lifting people out of poverty and achieving sustainable...

Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus)

The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus) launched in Tonga on 14 June 2017. The trade agreement, covering goods, services, investment, labour,...