The ability of these states to acquire and strengthen expertise in producing generics is particularly important given the fact that LDCs
may not always be able to import cheap medicines from important suppliers such as Indian manufacturers.
However, only one LDC
the Lao People's Democratic Republic is on track to achieve all seven of the MDG targets analyzed in the report, and only four of the 39 LDCs
outside South and SouthEast Asia (Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda) are on track to meet even a majority of these targets.
Top of Its priorities will be to plug LDCs
into the global value chain, to ensure that these countries, too, can have a long-term and sustainable future.
It describes how natural gas usage in the power sector, the industrial sector, and even the transportation sector is evolving and how gas LDCs
may be able to participate in such market growth.
In the Issue Brief, UNAIDS and UNDP urge WTO Members to give urgent consideration to the continued special needs and requirements of LDCs
in respect of their social and economic development.
Although plastic pipe materials have evolved over time and LDCs
rely predominantly on medium- and high-density PE materials, a number of iron, steel and certain categories of plastic pipe pose distinct concerns as they age.
While attending the flagship business event, delegates from LDCs
will have the opportunity to mitigate negative impacts of their economies and hopefully, spur growth in their respective territories," added Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim.
subsidies for domestic cotton production, will contribute measurably to the viability of export-oriented cotton production in West African countries and other LDCs
," USTR adds.
As a result, the potential for export-led growth in the LDCs
will be diminished, it is important to emphasize that the LDCs
have a trade surplus with developed countries and a trade deficit with developing countries (see chapter 2).
The link between the categories of LDCs
and fragile states can seem critical, insofar as the LDC
category basically refers to structural features while the fragile states category refers to policy and governance indicators, more likely to change over time.
The Yemen Times met Georg Kell, executive director of the UN Global Compact who said that the Global Compact organized the Global Sector Track of the LDCs
National policies of the LDCs
and international support measures during the decade will focus on C* specific objectives with the aim of enabling half the number of LDCs
to meet criteria for graduation by 2020," the Istanbul Action Plan stated.