Encouraging sustainable tourism for development in the world’s least developed countries: Samoa

  By Nicola Winter   Most of the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) are avoided or overlooked by tourists. However, tourism can make valuable contributions to the economic growth of a country, and many LDCs have amazing things to offer […]

UNCTAD: New model needed to help world’s poorest nations

  A new approach is necessary if the world’s most poverty-stricken countries — recently battered by the food and energy crises, the global recession, and, in some cases, natural disasters — are to escape their predicament, speakers said this afternoon […]

LDCs need investment, not aid – UN Official

Poor nations need investment from developed countries to break the poverty trap and catch up with the rest of the world, said a senior United Nations official yesterday. “ODA (official development assistance) is good, but the future of LDCs’ depends […]

Downturn ‘hits poor nations hardest’

The UN warned on Thursday that the world’s poorest states are especially hard hit by the global financial crisis and will feel its impact for years to come. Addressing a conference in Vienna, Cheick Sidi Diarra, who heads the United […]

Duty-free quota-free market access for LDCs is mandatory: Nepal

Minister for Commerce and Supplies, Rajendra Mahato Sunday attended the Ministerial Meeting of the Commerce Ministers from the Least Developed Countries (LCD) that was held on the sidelines of the 7th Ministerial Conference of World Trade Organisation in Geneva. The […]