Due to the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and based on the request of the Government of Nepal, the normal preparatory period of three years has been extended to five. This is given to provide adequate time for a smooth transition during which Nepal would be enabling itself to offset the loss of support measures exclusive to the LDCs.

Prospect of graduation from LDC status offers Nepal a unique opportunity for change. Recently released National Human Development Report of the UN suggests so.

NEW YORK, Sept 27: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has stated that the principal of Non- Allinged Movement (NAM) would encourage its member nations towards the culture of peace.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Nepal has officially decided to write to the United Nations (UN) saying that it is not in a position to graduate from the Least Developed Countries (LDC) before 2021.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Nepal has been elected as the chair of the Experts' Committee of Least Developed Countries under the climate change convention.

KATHMANDU,  Oct 4: Minister for Population and Environment Mithila Chaudhary has left here for Ethiopia to attend a meeting of environment ministers of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group affected by climate change to take place in Addis Ababa there.

Nepal to graduate from LDC in 2024: UN

December 17, 2016 00:20 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Nepal is among the 16 countries that will graduate to the developing country status from the current Least Developed Country (LDC) category, according to a report by the UN agency.