The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has issued a new publication to assist least developed countries (LDCs) during the preparatory process for UNCTAD XII, Export competitiveness and development in LDCs: policies, issues and priorities for least developed countries for action during and beyond UNCTAD XII (full text, pdf, 704 KB). According to the highlights, the report agues that there is considerable scope for many LDCs to join the group of successful exporters, particularly in the field of traditional exports such as oil, copper, coffee, cocoa and groundnuts.

UNCTAD XII will be held in Accra, Ghana, 20-25 April 2008. Documents for participants, as well as reference documents (major declarations) and UNCTAD's flagship publications are available on the website. UN Pulse   Permanent Link: LDC priorities for UNCTAD XII