Tuvalu wants to maintain LDC status
FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu --- Tuvalu has successfully deferred its graduation from a LDC (Least Developed Country) status to a developing country to 2015.
But it wants to remain as an LDC for as long as possible.It was to have graduated to a developing country in 2012.
Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga, happy about the deferment, said it is an opportunity for Tuvalu to work harder to maintain its LDC status.
According to Sopoaga, it is important at this stage for all sectors as well Tuvalu missions abroad to work on keeping Tuvalu from becoming a developed country.
“Once Tuvalu graduates to a developed country, it will not be considered for funding assistance for climate change adaptation programmes like NAPA, which only goes to LDCs,” Sopoaga said.
Deputy PM Vete Sakaio will deliver Tuvalu’s plea to further defer its graduation from LDC when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York this month.
...or view more articles related to these topics:
...or try these related articles:
- Mon 24 Nov - Italy: UN conference generates renewed global momentum to eradicate malnutrition
- Mon 24 Nov - Fiji: MSG Trade Agreement under review November
- Mon 24 Nov - New Zealand: 30 Fijians to work in NZ under seasonal scheme
- Mon 24 Nov - Fiji: Stand by big brothers: PNG foreign minister Pato
- Mon 24 Nov - Solomon Islands: $10m of AusAID funds stolen in Solomon Islands
- Mon 24 Nov - Vanuatu: Vanuatu PM in court bid to stop no confidence motions
- Mon 24 Nov - Papua New Guinea: PNG welcomes Fiji back in the PIF
- Mon 24 Nov - Fiji: Chinese President’s visit is “unprecedented” says an academic
- Mon 24 Nov - Fiji: Fiji’s 39 years of deepened relations with China bears fruit
- Mon 24 Nov - Solomon Islands: Solomons voters shun political parties, caretaker PM Gordon Darcy Lilo concedes he has lost seat