UN Broadband Commission Says The Cloud Is Green

  The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, an initiative set up by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the UN’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released a report on Monday, concluding that Information and Communications Technologies –specifically mobile broadband […]

China gives a USD 400,000 programme for least developed countries

China announced on 14 July 2011 that it is contributing USD 400,000 to set up a programme to help least-developed countries (LDCs) participate more effectively in the World Trade Organization while assisting those not yet members to negotiate membership.   […]

Negotiations kick off for upcoming UN conference on world’s poorest nations

4 April 2011 – With a major United Nations conference on the world’s poorest nations just weeks away, Member States today began another round of negotiations aimed at achieving a new action plan to advance the economic and social development […]

‘Least developed countries’ pose the next big globalisation challenge

-Op-Ed The Guardian, UK   • Cheick Sidi Diarra is the UN under secretary general and high representative for the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing states   Imagine that you are in a room with […]

Group of Eminent Persons aims for half of the least developed countries to graduate from LDC status by 2020

  The Eminent Persons Group report released ahead of the global conference on the least developed countries in May 2011 says that these countries can break out of a decades-long poverty trap, depending on determined national action and international support. […]