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.
More than 300 participants from 40 countries are in attendance at the Second African Organic Conference, being held in Lusaka, Zambia from 2 to 4 May. The event is jointly organized by UNCTAD, the Government of Zambia and other partner UN bodies and NGOs.
In a declaration adopted at yesterday’s meeting, Ministers of the least developed countries (LDCs) called upon UNCTAD to continue to strengthen its support to LDC development by providing policy advice, technical assistance, and a forum for consensus building.
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)