UNCTAD’s Competition and Consumer Policies branch outlined the organization’s work on e-commerce and the progress made in revising the UN guidelines on consumer protection at an International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network (ICPEN) event in Panama, 20-23 May 2014.
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) offers its best wishes to UNCTAD on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, and looks forward to further shared efforts in finding innovative development solutions.
"We cannot all be rich but we also cannot mostly be poor"
"Inequality around the world causes all forms of vulnerability".
"It is of crucial importance… not only to turn the tide on inequality, which will be a very long term process, but also to find ways to confine its harmful effects on development"
"Multilateral institutions… should also address the causes of inequality, such as the deregulation of global finances or the disproportionate creation of rights and privileges for corporations".