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UNCTAD acknowledges admission of South Sudan as forty-ninth LDC
21 Dec 2012
On 18 December 2012, the General Assembly added South Sudan to the list of Least Developed Countries (LDCs). LDC status was established in 1971, under the auspices of UNCTAD, as a vehicle for international attention to the most structurally disadvantaged countries.
Least Developed Countries Report presented in detail
3 Dec 2012
UNCTAD's Least Developed Countries Report 2012 analyses the impact of remittances sent to the least developed countries (LDCs), and the effect of "brain drain" from LDCs, and looks at the potential benefits that the very wide LDC diaspora may have for home countries.
Trade, poverty reduction, and teamwork in Lesotho
21 Nov 2012
The Minister of Trade and Industry of Lesotho, the Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD, and several other officials described how UN agencies work effectively in one of Africa's least developed countries.
UNCTAD report calls for harnessing the potential of south-south technological collaboration
31 Oct 2012
The Technology and Innovation Report 2012, subtitled Innovation, Technology and South-South Collaboration, was launched today.
UNCTAD S-G highlights Asia-Pacific dynamism and UNCTAD's work with the region's LDCs
5 Oct 2012
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the twenty-sixth conference of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), in Kathmandu, Nepal, which was inaugurated this last Wednesday by the President of Nepal, Mr. Ram Baram Yadav, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi outlined specific examples of UNCTAD assistance to least developed countries in the region and urged business leaders to uplift the economic status of underdeveloped countries like Nepal.
Global economy at 'critical juncture', UNCTAD economist tells UN delegates in New York
3 Oct 2012
The Director of UNCTAD's Division on Globalization and Development Strategies has warned the delegates attending the General Assembly that "misguided" steps are limiting recovery from the global slowdown. He urged measures to boost income equality so that consumer demand is stimulated.
Helping least developed countries to ''graduate''
21 Sep 2012
Improving the world's 48 poorest nations' productive capacities, thus enabling them to link effectively into the global economy, is vital for helping them to transcend the "LDC" category, experts told the Trade and Development Board.
Teamwork urged to restart global growth, all in same boat, say panellists at UNCTAD Board
19 Sep 2012
The interdependent nature of the world economy requires a coordinated effort to re-energize the faltering recovery from the global financial crisis, panellists told the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board yesterday afternoon under the agenda item on “Interdependence: Coordinating stimulus for global recovery.”
Angola drafting plans for graduation from LDCs category
18 Jul 2012
Mrs. Exalgina Gamboa, the Secretary of State for Cooperation of the Republic of Angola, has informed that her Government is currently finalizing a National Status Report outlining measures to be taken on the road to graduation from Least Developed Country status by 2020.
Turkey launches graduate scholarship programme for LDCs
17 Jul 2012
As part of the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action adopted by the Fourth UN conference on LDCs held in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2011 the Government of Turkey has launched the "Graduate Scholarship Programme for the Least Developed Countries".