The WTO LDC Group held a webinar on 8 December 2020 to discuss the trade and health impacts of COVID-19 on the LDCs that are on the path of graduation. Close to 100 representatives from Geneva-based delegations, high-level officials from LDC capitals, and representatives from relevant international agencies namely UNOHRLLS, UN DESA and UN Committee for Development Policy and Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) participated in the event. The webinar formed part of the ongoing EIF-WTO project on LDC Graduation aimed at supporting LDCs to better understand trade-related implications of graduation from LDC status. WTO invited the Secretary of the UN CDP to provide the participants with a briefing on the UN CDPs upcoming triennial review of the LDC category scheduled for 22-26 February 2021.
Summary of the meeting: WTO Webinar on COVID19 and LDC Graduation