Intergovernmental Group of Experts

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In 1947, as the world was recovering from the devastation of WWII, an International Conference on Trade and Employment was launched by the United Nations. Its aim was to complement the establishment of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, creating the institutions and agreements required to liberate trade from protectionism, create jobs and foster opportunities for development. In 194, Chapter V of the Havana Charter envisaged competition policy as one of the most relevant instruments to bring about the benefits of open trade.

For seventy years, the United Nations has been working together with Member States, particularly developing countries, to develop and strengthen competition policy and legislation. Accordingly, UNCTAD carries out its mandate through discussing and disseminating of best practices, conducting peer-reviews, and formulating Model laws and International guidelines, all which contribute to international cooperation and better frameworks in this field.

This exhibition celebrates these efforts, undertaken by the United Nations over seventy years, providing a glimpse of the work and challenges that lie ahead.

 

 

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27 October 2017Collective effort needed to protect consumers in data fueled economy, UNCTAD SG says
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10 July 2017Russia's perspective on International Competition law and policies by of Mr. Igor Artemiev, Head of Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation
07 July 2017UNCTAD announces the development of a digital tool that will help protect consumers in the digital age
04 July 2017UNCTAD Is Hosting the First Ever Peer Review on Consumer Protection and Morocco Will Be the First Recipient
16 June 2017UNCTAD receives One Million Euros to strengthen Competition Laws in Central African countries
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United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection (UNCTAD/DITC/CPLP/MISC/2016/1)
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Manual on Consumer Protection
(UNCTAD/WEB/DITC/CLP/2016/1)
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