The Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) on Competition Law and Policy is a standing body established under the United Nations Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices (UN Set) to monitor the application and implementation of the Set.
The UN Set is a multilateral agreement on competition policy, which was negotiated and adopted by General Assembly resolution 35/63 on 5 December 1980.
- Provides a framework for international operation and exchange of best practices
- Recognizes the development dimension of competition law and policy
- Provides for equitable rules for the control of anti-competitive practices
The fifteenth session of the IGE on Competition Law and Policy will include the following sessions:
Seventh Meeting of the UNCTAD Research Partnership Platform
Wednesday, 19th October 2016 (10:00-13:00)
Round Table on Examining the interface between the objectives of competition policy and intellectual property
Wednesday 19 October 2016 (16:00-18:00)
Round Table on Enforcement of competition policy in the food retail sector: buyer power and consumer welfare
[Date and Time to be confirmed]
Round Table on Enhancing Legal Certainty in the Relationship Between Competition Authorities and Judiciaries
Thursday 20 October 2016 (10:00-11:30)
Round Table on Strengthening Private Sector Capacities for Competition Compliance
Friday 21 October 2016 (10:00-11:30)
Round Table on Capacity building in Competition Law and Policy
Friday 21 October 2016 (11:30-13:00)
Voluntary Peer Review on the Competition Law and Policy of Uruguay
Thursday 20 October 2016 (15:00-18:00)
The IGE on competition law and policy will be preceded by the First session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy, which will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 October 2016, and the 7th Meeting of the UNCTAD Research Partnership Platform which will be held on Wednesday 19 October 2016 in the morning. Since there are limited number of places for the RPP meeting, delegates or observers who wish to take part in this event are kindly requested to inform Ebru Gokce by Friday, 16 September 2016 ([email protected] or + 41 22 917 13 30).
In order to facilitate the deliberations and the informal exchange of experiences and best practices on the topics to be discussed, member States and observers are requested to submit written contributions to the UNCTAD secretariat by Friday, 16 September 2016, to allow participants to prepare themselves for the consultations.
Information for participants
Participants at the meeting need bring copies of their registration forms in order to collect their badge at the United Nations Security Service, Pregny Gate (opposite the Red Cross Building) before the meeting.
The Security Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants are strongly advised to arrive before 8.30 a.m. Participants are requested to carry a passport or a national identity card with them.
Substantive and other inquiries should be addressed to the Competition and Consumer Policies Branch ([email protected] or + 41 22 917 18 78)
For information regarding hotels and accommodation for the meeting, please see: http://www.geneve-tourisme.ch/
Intergovernmental Support Service
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Fax: 41 22 917 0214
E-mail: [email protected]