Bangladesh and Nepal are expected to graduate from the status of least developed countries (LDCs) within the next 10 years.Cheick Sidi Diarra, the secretary general of the Fourth UN Conference on the LDCs, said this during a press conference on the closing day of the gathering yesterday.“Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, three Pacific small islands are already in line for graduation in coming three to five years,” the UN official said.“We have five or six countries that are lining up already for...Read Full Story
Participants at a United Nations summit on May 13th outlined a 10-year plan to support the world’s most vulnerable countries overcome poverty, calling on the private sector to play a greater role in the fight, urging wealthy nations to step up their aid commitments and demanding the elimination of many trade barriers.
The Istanbul Programme of Action to spur development and economic growth was made public at the end of the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) after...Read Full Story
UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — United Nations member states kicked off negotiations on Monday to come up with an action plan in advancing the cause of the world’s least developed countries (LDCs), a top UN official told reporters here.
Cheick Sidi Diarra, UN special adviser on Africa and high representative for the least developed countries, said the inter- governmental negotiations come in preparation for the upcoming fourth UN conference on LDCs (UN LDC IV)– which will take place from...Read Full Story