Least Developed Countries Hailed for Showing Ownership, Leadership as Preparatory Committee Concludes Meeting on Upcoming Conference

  The Secretary-General of the upcoming Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries today praised those nations for showing “their ownership and leadership” in submitting a comprehensive, ambitious and forward-looking draft programme of action to be adopted at […]

Delegates in Preparatory Meeting Express Concern about Shortage of Countries ‘Graduating’ from Least-Developed Status over Last Decade

    Better Methods Needed to Ensure ‘Smooth Transition’   On Ground, Address Needs of Small Islands, Says Maldives Representative   Amid widespread concern that more of the world’s poorest nations had not graduated to the next stage of socio-economic […]

Negotiations for Fourth UN Conference on world’s poorest nations gets underway

Inter-governmental negotiations on an action plan to advance the cause of the world’s poorest countries kicked off today in New York, with the opening of the first Preparatory Committee for the upcoming Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed […]

World Bank Calls for New Research Partnership on “Aid Effectiveness and Trade for the LDCs”

Geneva–The World Bank Group today called for a new “Aid For Trade Effectiveness Research Partnership” to address research, data, and knowledge gaps for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the post-crisis world. This partnership would build on the World Bank […]

Climate-Vulnerable Island States Get Boost For Moving Into Renewable Energy

CANCUN, MEXICO—Some of the smallest and most vulnerable island nations in the world will benefit from a new initiative aimed at increasing these countries’ access to renewable sources of energy. This follows the signing in Cancun today of a memorandum […]