United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP)

Comité des politiques de développement

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Established 15 Aug 1964, as United Nations Committee for Development Planning by resolution 1035 (XXXVII) of United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), of which it is a subsidiary body. Original terms of reference contained in ECOSOC resolution 1079 (XXXIX), 28 July 1965, have been modified under subsequent resolutions. Current title adopted 31 July 1998, by ECOSOC resolution 1998/46.


Provide input and independent advice to ECOSOC on emerging cross-sectoral development issues and on international cooperation for development, focusing on medium- and long-term aspects; review the status of least developed countries (LDCs) and monitor their progress after graduation from the category.

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Every 3 years, reviews the least developed country (LDC) category and recommends to ECOSOC and the UN General Assembly which countries should be included into or graduated from the list; advises annual theme and on emerging issues relevant for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; presents its findings at High Level Segment of ECOSOC, High Level Political Forum and related events.


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Subjects *

  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Development
    • Development
  • Policy-making
    • Policy

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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23. Dec 2019
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