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.
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi has called for renewed efforts to boost intraregional trade in Africa, commenting that it could help in bringing peace to the continent, at a forum held to mark the 50th anniversary of the African Union.
UNCTAD will deliver a distance learning course to lawmakers and government officials from selected West-African countries on key aspects to be considered for the drafting of e-Commerce laws.
UNCTAD’s Secretary-General, just back from a week of meetings in New York, has told the Trade and Development Board that it is vital to focus on “how trade contributes to Post-2015 sustainable development goals”.
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)