The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) is a subsidiary advisory body of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The CDP advises ECOSOC on emerging economic, social and environmental issues that are relevant for the design and implementation of the UN's sustainable development agenda and for strengthening international development cooperation.
CDP has a sub-group on 'Leaving no one behind,' which met in November 2017 to discuss conceptual issues, the relationship with inequality and sustainability, factors that push people behind, and policy implications.
Every three years the CDP reviews the least developed countries to advise ECOSOC and the UNGA on countries that should be graduated from the list. The next Triennial Review will take place in 2018, and six countries are expected to meet the criteria for graduation: Bhutan, Kiribati, Nepal, Sao Tome and Principe, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is currently preparing reports that assess the expected effects of graduation, referred to as 'Impact Assessments,' which will inform, among other inputs, the CDPs decision on recommending each country for graduation.
dates: 12-16 March 2018
venue: UN Headquarters
location: New York City, US
contact: DESA Development Policy and Analysis Division