Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy, seventh session

Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy, seventh session
03 - 04 July 2023
Room XIX, Palais des Nations
, Switzerland

This intergovernmental group of experts is a standing body established under the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection to monitor the application and implementation of the guidelines, provide a forum for consultations, produce research and studies, provide technical assistance, undertake voluntary peer reviews, and periodically update the guidelines.

Deliberations at the seventh session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts will focus on the following topics:

  1. Report on the implementation of the United Nations guidelines for consumer protection by member States and relevant stakeholders.
  2. Latest developments in legal and institutional frameworks: UNCTAD world consumer protection map.
  3. Reports of the working groups on:
    • Consumer product safety
    • Consumer protection in electronic commerce
    • Consumer protection and gender
  4. Building trust in digital markets through enhanced consumer protection on online platforms
  5. Consumer protection and the transition to clean energy
  6. Voluntary peer review of consumer protection law and policy: Gabon
  7. Review of capacity-building in and technical assistance on consumer protection law and policy

Written contributions

 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, 2 June 2023, to allow participants to prepare for the meeting.

Participation and Registration

 This meeting is open to all member States of UNCTAD. Other organizations, including specialized agencies, intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations in the general category, may participate as observers

Online registration is mandatory for all those wishing to attend the meeting and is required for inclusion in the list of participants.


The session will be held with physical participation, at the Palais des Nations, and remote participation, through a simultaneous interpretation platform in the six official languages of the United Nations.

A link to the virtual meeting will be sent to registered participants, at the email address used for registration, one day in advance of the start of the session.

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Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on 3 and 4 July 2023
(TD/B/C.I/CPLP/37) -  01 Aug 2023
(TD/B/C.I/CPLP/35) -  21 Apr 2023  -  Agenda item 8 
(UNCTAD/DITC/CPLP/2023/1) -  16 Jun 2023
(TD/B/C.I/CPLP/36-TD/B/C.I/CLP/71) -  21 Apr 2023  -  Agenda item 9 
(TD/B/C.I/CPLP/34) -  21 Apr 2023  -  Agenda item 6 
(TD/B/C.I/CPLP/33) -  21 Apr 2023
07 Apr 2023
06 Feb 2023
(TD/B/C.I/CPLP/INF.7) -  30 Oct 2023
(TD/B/C.I/CLP/INF.13) -  02 Nov 2023
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Communications concerning representation:
UNCTAD secretariat
Intergovernmental Support Service
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Fax: 41 22 917 0214

Substantive and other inquiries:

Competition and Consumer Policies Branch
T.: + 41 22 917 18 78