Mauritius eyes 15 percent FDI jump in 2010

Mauritius is targeting a 15 percent rise in foreign direct investments to 10 billion rupees, up from 8.7 billion rupees last year, the country’s Board of Investment said on Monday. “Based on the trend for the five months ending May [...]

UNDP Supports Strategic Investment to Address Climate Change in LDCs

  In order to strengthen support to Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in their work on climate change in the lead up to the negotiations in Cancun and beyond, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has committed US$5.6 million toward a programme [...]

China cuts Import Tariffs for African Countries

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has announced that, following an exchange of letters, 60% of imports from 26 of Africa’s least developed countries are duty free with effect from July 1, 2010. The affected countries are Burundi, Tanzania, Guinea-Bissau, Ethiopia, [...]

IPCC Scholarship Programme Issues Call for Proposals – LDC candidates encouraged to apply

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scholarship Programme, which was established with the funds received from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, has issued its first call for proposals. The goal of the Scholarship Programme is to help strengthen the [...]

Solomon Islands prepares to host a major UN meeting for LDC and AOSIS negotiators

Bonn, Germany   The European Union has lived up to its promise to support vulnerable countries combat climate change through a financial assistance to the Solomon Islands Government to host an international meeting of Least Developed Countries and members of [...]