Laos To Review, Revise Development Strategies

Laos, in partnership with various UN agencies, has begun a major review of the implementation of the 17-year-old development Program of Action with a view to improving the plan in light of past challenges and achievements, Lao and UN officials […]

Samoa To Gain Developing Country Economic Status In January 2014

  The Pacific nation is currently graded as a Least Developed Country, but will join a small group of countries that have made the jump to Developing status. The change will mean Samoa is eligible for less overseas aid and […]

ICT Can Boost Cooperative Movement In LDCs

In designating 2012 as the UN International Year of Cooperatives, the international community recognizes the cooperative business model, which prioritizes human needs over profit margins. Today over 1 billion people worldwide are members of cooperatives, meaning they (rather than shareholders) […]

Laos Clears WTO Entry Hurdle, Yemen Still Trying

Laos has cleared the last major hurdle in its 15-year quest for membership of the World Trade Organization and could finalise entry terms by the end of the year, according to internal documents seen by Reuters on Thursday. Laos is […]

IOM: Human Mobility Key to Green and Sustainable Development Agenda

In a world where more people than ever are on the move, there is an urgent need to include migration and migrants into efforts to develop a green and sustainable development agenda, says the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on […]