• National Consultation on Implementation of the IPoA and the Agenda 2030 in Mali, 3 May , Bamako, Mali.

    National Consultation on Implementation of the IPoA and the Agenda 2030 in Mali, 3 May , Bamako, Mali. 

  • CSO Strategy Meeting: 2020 and Beyond, 19-20 June 2018
    CSO Strategy Meeting: 2020 and Beyond, 19-20 June 2018 
  • Regional Consultation of the Pacific LDCs Held
  • 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

  • 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


  • News

    • Finance is obligatory for developed countries for the survival of LDCs and MVCs

      Poland, 12 December 2018: Civil Society leaders from MVCs (Most Vulnerable Countries) and LDCs (Least Developed Countries) termed the negotiation outcome frustrating in a press conference held today in the CoP 24 Global Climate Negotiation in Poland. They demanded to finalize the Paris Rulebook as urgent action within this CoP-24. They also demanded to ensure first-start financing by developed countries that is in fact important for adaptation...

    • CSO Strategy Meeting : 2020 and Beyond

      Civil society members gathered in the CSO Strategic Meeting organized by LDC Watch on 19 and 20 June 2018. The meeting deliberated on the roles of different stakeholders in the development process of LDCs and the challenges faced by them. The meeting has produced a CSO Strategic Paper that aims at developing a common position and strategy of CSOs spread across 47 LDCs on the matters of common interest. It draws the future course of action after 2018...

  • 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

    • Sustainable graduation the key for Pacific Least Developed countries

      By PIANGO, March 15, 2018 Lack of financial security and economic stability is a major contribution to the countries being classed as Least Developed. Head of the Pacific Office for United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Iosefa Maiava said that strengthening this would enable the Least Developed Countries to graduate or move ahead from where they are. “The way the economy operates and maintains itself...

    • 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...