High-level conversation on Empowering SMEs through e-Trade and Investment Facilitation

20 September 2016
18.30 EST, New York
, United States of America

This event will address how e-commerce and business facilitation can be expanded further for small enterprises and emerging entrepreneurs, particularly in developing countries, and how barriers to global e-commerce can be removed though promoting technologies as well as inclusive financing, so all small businesses and young people can enjoy the benefits of trade.

The objective is to produce concrete commitments on how to join efforts between the United Nations system, national governments, funding organizations, private businesses and young people and women in business, and small and medium entrepreneurs.


  • Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

  • Mr. Jack Ma, United Nations Advocate on the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC)

  • Mr. Roberto Azevedo, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

16 Sep 2016

English  |    


Chantal Line Carpentier
UNCTAD New York Office