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

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


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Sustainable graduation the key for Pacific Least Developed countries
By PIANGO, March 15, 2018Lack 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 Commiss...
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...
Graduation challenges of LDCs: Greater political will essential
DR. ARJUN KARKIWe 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...
WTO rules must be revised if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, says civil society
On Thursday, 29 September, at the WTO Public Forum,  civil society speakers will argue for a change in WTO rules to achieve the SDGs. Speakers from the Third World Network,  Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations...
Developing Nations Seek Tax Body to Curb Illicit Financial Flows
-By Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service (IPS)UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 2016 (IPS) - Despite Western opposition, the 134-member Group of 77 is continuing to pursue a longstanding proposal for an inter-governmental UN-affiliated tax body aimed at co...
Conference reviews progress in world's Least Developed Countries
Many of the world's Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have yet to meet an economic growth target critical for them to graduate from the category, a senior UN official has said.Gyan Chandra Acharya was speaking in Antalya, Turkey, on Saturday...
Mid-term Review Concludes with Renewed Commitment, Plages for LDCs
MAHABIR PAUDYALANTALYA, Turkey, May 30: After three days of intensive deliberations and review, the United Nations' Mid-term Review of Istanbul Program of Action for the Least Developed Countries has concluded with adoption of political dec...
CSF for LDCs asks Intl Community to stick to its pledges
KATHMANDU, May 18: Civil Society Forum (CSF) for the Least Developed Countries has asked the international community to stick to its pledges to support the poorest countries.The CSF in its statement has made this appeal in the run-up to the...
What The Paris Agreement Does, And Doesn’t Do
By Staff, www.350.org December 14th, 2015   Some people are relaxing after organizing a really powerful redlines action   Some people are still trying to figure ...
Paris Agreement Leaves Climate Funding in Limbo
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 14 2015 (IPS) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who described climate change as one of the “defining priorities” of his nine-year tenure as UN chief, went into raptures over the Paris agreement concluded...
How Climate Negotiators Got to Yes (With an Assist from Nelson mandela)
Mythili Sampathkumar December 13, 2015 (Paris, France) After several long days, nights, and weekends, we have a historic global climate agreement! The mood the past two weeks of all parties here in the tent city in Le Bourget ha...
Activists React to 'Historic' Climate Deal
HOW CLIMATE NEGOTIATORS GOT TO YES (WITH AN ASSIST FROM NELSON MANDELA)Last Updated: December 12, 2015Steve Baragona PARIS — Historic, but not historic enough, is the reaction from many activists and ci...
Climate deal reaction: activists say it marks end of fossil fuel era
Campaigners say COP21 agreement is the ‘floor, not the ceiling, for climate action’Frank McDonald Paris Sat, Dec 12, 2015, 16:46The draft Paris climate agreement represents “the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era”, a...
PRESS RELEASE COP21: CSO Statement in response to the release of a new text
December 10, 2015Civil Society Denounces Latest Draft of Paris Text Considered The Great Escape for the Wealthiest Countries of the WorldParis, France - While the French drive an outcome on the eve of the climate tal...
Civil Society Denounces Latest Draft of Paris Text Considered The Great Escape for the Wealthiest Countries of the World
Posted by Joan Russow, Thursday, 10 December 2015 20:36Civil Society Denounces Latest Draft of Paris TextConsidered The Great Escape for the Wealthiest Countries of the WorldParis, France - Wh...
Latest Draft of COP21 Climate Agreement: A Slap in the Face
Sohara Mehroze Shachi | December 10, 2015 10:44 am The latest version of the draft COP21 agreement that came out yesterday was a slap in the face of even the most pragmatic optimists. With most of the crucial elements now bracke...
Climate Talks in Final Phase With No Resolution on Funding
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 7 2015 (IPS) - As the Paris climate talks move to its conclusion Friday, civil society groups are expressing serious concerns about the continued deadlock on a proposed package for funding amounting to abou...
Three Words That Could Make or Break Global Climate Talks: 'Differentiate,' 'Potodoso,' and 'Shall'
The closing week of COP21 will be defined by how—and whether—parties can agree to frame the final document around these three crucial words.LUCIA GRAVES  DEC 7, 2015 At climate talks on th...
At COP21, a Frantic Debate Over Climate Aid, and Some Hopeful News About Climate Insurance
Last night's negotiations saw a lot of walkouts, with finance as the wedge. Climate insurance could be a major boon for the global south—and an easier pill for the West to swallow.TED SCHEINMAN  DEC 4, 2015 ...
Climate Summit May be Heading for a Showdown Over Financing
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 3 2015 (IPS) - The two-week long Paris summit, which is expected to adopt a landmark international treaty on climate change by mid-December, may be heading for a political showdown over one of the most cont...
World’s Poorest Nations Battle Rising Rural Poverty
By Thalif Deen, IPS UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 2015 (IPS) - The world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the poor, are fighting a relentless battle against rising rural poverty.&nbs...
APMDD calls for cancellation of Nepal’s external debt
June 22, 2015KATHMANDU: Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD), a regional anti-illegitimate debt campaign network, has started lobbying for cancellation of Nepal’s external debt, citing such a package will contribute t...
QUAKE DERAILS NEPAL'S PLAN TO GRADUATE TO DEVELOPING COUNTRY BY 2022
REPUBLICAKATHMAND, May 18: Nepal's plan to graduate into a developing country from its current status as a least development country (LDC) by 2022 is set to be deferred as the resources the government planned to put on achieving the graduat...
The Rise and Fall of the World’s Poorest Nations
By Thalif DeenFish being brought in and processed at a market in Cambodia’s northwestern Battambang p...
Ministerial meeting of Asia-Pacific LDCs kicks off
KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The three-day ministerial meeting of Asia-Pacific Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on Graduation and Post-2015 Development Agenda comprising high-level officials of the United Nations kicked off in the capital today.The m...
Climate change activists stage 'people's march' in capital
REPUBLICAKATHMANDU, Sep 19: As Prime Minister Sushil Koirala left for New York to attend a climate change summit called by United Nations (UN) General Secretary Ban Ki-moon, a group of activists carried out what they called people´s march ...
World’s Poorest Nations Seek Presence in Post-2015 Agenda
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2014 (IPS) - The 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the world’s poor, want to be an integral part of the U.N.’s post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion....
WTO Director-General, Prioritise LDC package to Ensure Development Justice
ARJUN KARKILDC packageWorld Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo’s ongoing Nepal visit is the first ever of a WTO top official. Azevedo’s key agenda is to start mobilizing WTO members like Nepal ar...

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