The Division focuses on the poorest and most vulnerable developing countries in the world. Specifically, it aims to increase understanding of the development problems of Africa and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), as well as countries with specific geographical impediments, notably Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The Division proposes policies for actions to support inclusive and sustainable development.
Over 90 developing countries fall under the Division's areas of work.
Eighty government officials and private tourism operators have received instruction by UNCTAD on how to practise sustainable tourism that contributes to economic development.
Fifty-nine senior and mid-level government officials in Angola have completed an UNCTAD training course on productive capacities and poverty reduction.
Ugandan officials are visiting Pretoria, South Africa, from 6 to 10 May, to learn how to expand their nation’s services sector so that it boosts growth and makes the national economy less vulnerable to external shocks.
A programme designed to improve regional trade performance in Southern and Eastern Africa has decided to employ UNCTAD’s new classification of non-tariff measures (NTMs).
Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)
United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)
UN Steering Committee on Tourism Development (UN-SCTD)