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More action needed for countries to graduate from LDC group

More needs to be done to ensure the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) move out of this category.

That’s according to Daniel Gay, an adviser with the Committee for Development Policy (CDP), the UN body which helps these 48 nations to understand the graduation process.

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“Graduation is not everything” for Least Developed Countries

“Graduation is not everything” when it comes to the Least Developed Countries, or LDCs, lifting themselves out of the group.

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Tax evasion by foreign firms costing poor African nations "billions"

Some of the poorest countries in Africa are losing "tens of billions of dollars" each year because foreign businesses operating in their territories are not fully paying their taxes, according to a prominent American economist and university professor.

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African least developed countries to benefit from Turkey discussions

An African free trade zone and the establishment of an electronic university for the continent are on the agenda at a United Nations conference of the world’s Least Developed Countries or LDCs, underway in Turkey.

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Least developed countries must go at “higher speed”

The Least Developed Countries, or LDCs, must go at a “higher speed” than the rest of the world, and “all too few” of them have managed to graduate from the group so far.

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Support must be “continuous” for Least Developed Countries “graduating”

International support for the 48 Least Developed Countries, or LDCs, needs to extend beyond the point where they “graduate” out of the group.

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UN Gender Focus: safe birth, indigenous women and LGBTI community

Safe Birth” during emergencies campaign launched in Istanbul

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UN and Africa: focus on displaced people in Nigeria, Zika virus, El Niño and Liberia sanctions

Nigerian nurse describes sheltering 50 people fleeing Boko Haram

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Humanitarian conference about “helping people who have suffered”

An international conference focusing on multiple global humanitarian crises is about supporting people who are affected by natural and man-made disasters, according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

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“Prioritize” migrant and refugee crisis at humanitarian summit

The international community is being urged to “prioritize” the migrant and refugee crisis at a global UN humanitarian summit due to open in Istanbul, Turkey on Monday.

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