Support measures are in place to help LDCs participate in United Nations processes and other international forums: caps and discounts on the contribution of LDCs to the budgets of United Nations system entities; financial support for travel to General Assembly and other meetings; capacity-building for negotiators; flexibility in reporting requirements under international agreements.

International support measures for the participation of LDCs in international forums

Caps and discounts on the contribution of LDCs to the United Nations system budgets

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

Travel support for representatives of LDCs in intergovernmental meetings

The United Nations, its agencies, and other international organizations provide financial support for the participation of representatives of LDCs in various international conferences. Some...

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...

Other forms of support for participation in international organizations and processes

Other forms of support for LDCs' participation in international forums include: Flexible or simplified reporting under international agreements.  For example, under the United Nations...

Participation of LDCs in international forums - News and analysis

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

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...

News from the WTO: China renews its contribution to the LDC and Accessions Programme

1 December 2020.  The government of China has pledged to renew its contribution of USD 500,000 (CHF 451,500) to the WTO’s Least Developed Countries...

Virtual event, 21 & 23 October 2020: LDCs – Recovery from COVID-19 – Tackling...

OHRLLS, OECD Development Centre and the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI) held a virtual event on 21 and 23 October...