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 secretariat conducts...

Other forms of support for participation in international forums

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

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...

Rethinking support measures for the least developed countries

Daniel Gay, Inter-Regional Adviser on LDCs Committee for Development Policy Secretariat Part I, below, discusses critically the theoretical background behind the existing international support measures for...

“Impact Assessments”: What happens when a country graduates from the LDC category?

When a country graduates from the LDC category, it no longer benefits from LDC-specific international support measures. The practical implications and significance of that...