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Secretary-General visits Technology Bank for LDCs

November 1, 2019. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the premises of the Technology Bank for LDCs in Gebze, Turkey.  See the press release...

Joint UN Workshop in Support of Solomon Islands’ Graduation from the LDC Category

On 17-18 October, the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Least Developed Country Graduation, in partnership with the Solomon Islands Government, held a two-day...

Annual Ministerial Meeting of LDCs, 2019

The Annual Ministerial Meeting of the Least Developed Countries was held on September 26 2019 in New York, on the margins of the General Assembly...

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...

Analysis, information and advocacy for LDCs

Several United Nations system and related organizations provide analysis and information services, dedicated research programmes, and advocacy services for LDCs. The United Nations Department of Economic...

Special programmes and terms for LDCs in the United Nations system

Certain organizations have criteria for resource allocation that favour LDCs. In many cases, resources are not allocated to LDCs per se, but to countries...

UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the capital investment agency of the United Nations for the LDCs. It provides access to microfinance...

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...

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...

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...

Scholarships and research grants

Governments, UN agencies, educational institutions and private and other non-governmental organizations provide scholarships and funding for research to LDC nationals (scholarships for graduate degree programs,...