In 1980, the United Nations Conference on Restrictive Business Practices approved the Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices
(United Nations Set
) for adoption as a resolution.
Every five years since the adoption of the United Nations Set, a Review Conference has been held, providing an occasion for heads of competition authorities and senior officials of developed and developing countries, including least developed countries (LDCs) and economies in transition, to establish direct contacts and networking among themselves for voluntary cooperation and the exchange of best practices.
The Review Conferences are also forums for the discussion of UNCTAD´s capacity-building and technical assistance programmes, which seek to promote effective enforcement of national competition laws and bilateral and regional cooperation. They also create sustainable national capacity.