• Regional Consultation: Asian LDC CSOs on the IPoA and Agenda 2030, 6-7 December 2-17, Bankkok, Thailand

    Regional Consultation: Asian LDC CSOs on the IPoA and Agenda 2030 (6-7 December 2-17, Bangkok, Thailand)

  • Statement by Gauri Pradhan, International Coordinator of LDC Watch at Consultative Meeting of LDCs and Friends of LDCs on the implementation of the SDGs in LDCs

    Statement by Gauri Pradhan at Consultative Meeting of LDCs and Friends of LDCs on the implementation of the SDGs in LDCs

  • National Consultation on Nepal’s Graduation from the LDC Category, Implementation of IPoA and SDGs

    National Consultation on Nepal’s Graduation from the LDC Category, Implementation of IPoA and SDGs 

  • Civil society leaders call for better trade terms and more access to world market for LDC products

    Civil society leaders call for better trade terms and more access to world market for LDC products

  • With Chair and Board Members of LDCWatch

    With Chair and Board Members of LDCWatch in Brussels (28 November 2015)

  • Regional Consultation of West African CSOs on Graduation from LDCs Held

    Regional Consultation of West African CSOs on Graduation from LDCs Held


  • News

    • Talk Programme on LDC issues Held

      Kathmandu, December 29, 2017 LDC Watch and its national focal point Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) jointly held a talk programme at RRN Head Office today with the aim of disseminating information among the staff members about the global developments on the issues concerning Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the objectives of LDC Watch and its working areas. RRN has been the national focal point of LDC Watch and hosting LDC Watch International...

    • Civil society leaders call for better trade terms and more access to world market for LDC products

      Geneva, 26 September 2017 Civil society leaders from Least Developed Countries called on rich countries to open up their markets and allow fair and equitable trade opportunities for products from the poor and developing countries. Addressing an interaction programme organised by the LDC Watch, an umbrella body of civil society organisations based in 47 Least Developed Countries, on Tuesday, Demba Dembele, director of the African Forum on...

  • Press Release

    • LDC Watch Calls for Better Trade Terms for LDCs in the MC11

      Kathmandu, 12 December 2017 The 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of World Trade Organisation (WTO), which will see the gathering of officials from 164 member countries, has convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 10 to 13 December 2017. A wide number of agenda that carry specific concern to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) including agriculture domestic support, Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM), Public Stockholding (PSH), fisheries...

  • LDC Watch in Media

    • Energy for all

      - Gauri Pradhan  Most least developed countries (LDCs), including Nepal, have ample potential for renewable and clean energy. But they seldom tap that potential. Consequently, 70 percent of the 900 million people living in the 48 least LDCs have limited access to energy. In other words, citizens of seven out of 10 LDCs do not have electricity in their homes. Women and children spend hours collecting fuel for cooking, building fire, fetching...

    • Graduation challenges of LDCs: Greater political will essential

      DR. ARJUN KARKI We can't think of poverty eradication and sustainable development while ignoring the development needs of the poorest and the most vulnerable LDCs. It is‚ therefore‚ a prerequisite that LDCs be kept at the centre-stage of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Even after four UN Conferences and four specific Programmes of Action for addressing special development challenges of LDCs, the number of LDCs has doubled from 24 in 1971 to 48...

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