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 […]

Resource Mobilization for Least Developed Countries

By Rebekah Mintzer Least Developed Countries need public and private funding as well as good stewardship to accomplish Millennium Development Goals and develop economically     With the Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Istanbul, Turkey […]

Recovery of Asian LDCs weak: IMF

  A latest report of International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated that the economic performances of the Asian low-income countries have been much weaker than the regional emerging economies in the aftermath of global financial crisis.   In a press conference […]