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 countries (LDCs) were adopted by the General Council in 2002...

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 & Application of GATS Measures (Art. XXV.2; Technical assistance by WTO Members...

Analysis, information and advocacy for LDCs

Several UN system and related organizations provide analysis and information services, dedicated research programmes, and advocacy services for LDCs. UN/DESA provides support to LDCs in the form of analysis, data, information on support measures and capacity-building,...

Gradjet

Gradjet helps government officials in least developed countries (LDCs) understand what it means to leave the LDC category and to plot a course for future action.

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 the LDC category.

Support Measures Portal for least developed countries (LDCs)

The Support Measures Portal for least developed countries (LDCs) contains information on international support measures (ISMs) available for LDCs in the areas of trade; development cooperation; participation in the United Nations and other international...

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 is a tuition credit of US$20,000, and it is available...

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 to increase the capacity of LDCs to build their own...

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 multilateral trading system, and multilateralism in general. The WTO Secretary-General...

LDCs priorities for COP23

As the poorest countries in the world, the LDCs face the unprecedented challenge of lifting people out of poverty and achieving sustainable development while facing the climate crisis, even though their own contributions to...

Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus) – delayed tariff reductions for LDCs

The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus), which came into force in 2017, is a trade agreement covering goods, services, investment, labour, sanitary and phytosanitary measures and other issues. It includes a...