14 Jan 2014 -’Climate diplomacy can build trust needed to secure common future’

Climate change negotiations – A former chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)group at the UN climate change negotiations, Pa Ousman Jarju, has said diplomacy is the key to unlocking the treasure chest of ambition needed to tackle climate change. [...]

4 Dec 2013 – GA adopts Resolution on Graduation of Equatorial Guinea and Vanuatu

The United Nations General Assembly on December 4, 2013  adopted  Resolution  A/68/L.20 which  took note of the decision of the Economic and Social Council to endorse the recommendation of the Committee for Development Policy that Equatorial Guinea be graduated from [...]

4 Dec 2013 – Yemen’s WTO membership approved

Immediately after the heads of delegations’ meeting, members formally accepted Yemen as a new WTO member — its “accession” to the WTO. At a ceremony to celebrate the decision, Mr Azevêdo congratulated the Yemen government for the domestic reforms it [...]

27 Nov 2013 – Bangladesh, US sign trade deal

DHAKA: Bangladesh and the United States signed a trade agreement on Monday in a move Dhaka hoped would bolster a relationship damaged by the deadly collapse of a garment factory earlier this year. Dhaka’s foreign ministry said the Trade and [...]

12 Nov 2013 – Financing LDC climate change adaptation through Aid for Trade

While the aid for trade initiative has great potential to help address climate change, the necessary conditions are not often present in LDCs. It is necessary to ensure the institutional mechanisms are in place to allow for the effective delivery [...]