The UN Secretary General has nominated Léonce Ndikumana, Glyn Professor of Economics, to serve on the UNs Committee for Development Policy (CDP), 2013-15. This is a great honor and we all are thrilled! CDP is a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It provides inputs and independent advice to the Council on emerging cross-sectoral development issues and on international cooperation for development, focusing on medium- and long-term aspects. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing the status of least developed countries and for monitoring their progress after graduation from the category. Read the full story.