31 Oct 2013 – Why economic empowerment is crucial to climbing the development ladder

It is now clear that many least developing countries will miss most of their Millennium Development Goal targets. Still, poverty on the ground has receded in virtually all of them. But despite success in mobilizing public and political support for […]

27 Oct 2013 – World Trade Organization waiver for LDCs

The draft decision on the operationalisation of the waiver concerning preferential treatment to services and service suppliers of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) tabled by the LDCs group at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is expected to immensely benefit Bangladesh. […]

15 Oct – Caribbean laments widening gap between rich and poor countries

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have expressed concerns over the widening gap between rich and poor countries and warn that they may continue to lag behind in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Haiti’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Astride […]

26 Sept – UN Secretary-General encourages use of new media to raise profile of 2014 small islands conference

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged small island developing nations to make the best use of both traditional channels of communication and new media to highlight the issues they face as well as to raise the profile of a conference next […]

Small Island States Urged to take Steps to Become Energy Independent

13, September, BRIDGETOWN.  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) calls on global leaders to commit to a secure sustainable energy supplies and a greater use of renewable energy beyond asking for technical and financial support and create a level playing […]