• 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

  • 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


  • News

    • 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...

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

      The national consultation on Nepal's graduation from LDC category, implementation of Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was held on 21 August 2017 in Kathmandu. The main objective of the national consultation was to increase understanding and awareness of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries (IPoA) for the Decade 2011-2020 among government officials, policymakers, civil...

  • 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...