19 July 2017 – World’s least developed countries face significant challenges in implementing the Istanbul Programme of Action and the Sustainable Development Goals

New York, 19 July,  2017 – The world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are facing significant challenges in implementing the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) and the Sustainable Development Goals, according to the latest edition of the State of the Least […]

11 July 2017 – TIR holds key to growth for landlocked developing countries

IRU joins UN to encourage the adoption of trade and transport facilitation tools such as TIR, to help streamline border procedures and turn landlocked countries into land-linked nations, prompting significant increases to national GDP. The call to action came today […]

4 June 2017 – Equatorial Guinea graduates from the category of Least Developed Countries

Equatorial Guinea, 34 years after its inclusion, graduated from the category the LDC category on 4 June 2017, following a transition period of three and a half years after the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of resolution A/RES/68/18 […]

12 May 2017 – Belt, Road Initiative offers potential for most vulnerable

by Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-05-12 23:45 Fekitamoeloa Katoa Utoikamanu 12 May 2017 – Two thousand years ago the ancient network of trade routes known as the Silk Road stretched from China, through Asia, to as far as the United […]

22 March 2017 – Achieving Sustainable Energy: A Win-Win Scenario for Asia-Pacific’s Least Developed Countries

Kathmandu, 22 March 2017 – The Asia-Pacific region is undergoing marked changes to its economy, energy consumption patterns and energy mix and it is critical that least developed countries (LDCs) can effectively transition to sustainable sources of energy and be […]