The Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) on Consumer Protection Law and Policy is a standing body established under the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection (UNGCP) under the auspices of UNCTAD 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.
UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection
The United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection are a valuable set of principles for setting out the main characteristics of effective consumer protection legislation, enforcement institutions and redress systems and for assisting interested Member States in formulating and enforcing domestic and regional laws, rules and regulations that are suitable to their own economic and social and environmental circumstances, as well as promoting international enforcement cooperation among Member States and encouraging the sharing of experiences in consumer protection.
In this Third Session, the IGE on Consumer Protection is expected to adopt the Agreed Conclusions and to decide on its work programme until its next session.
The IGE will be followed by the Ninth Meeting of the UNCTAD Research Partnership Platform on Wednesday 11 July in the morning and the Seventeenth Session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy from 11 July in the afternoon until 13 July 2018.
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 1 June 2018, 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.
For information regarding hotels and accommodation for the meeting, please see: http://www.geneve-tourisme.ch/
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