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UNCTAD and ASEAN identify critical issues in harmonizing e-commerce laws
27 Dec 2012
Senior Southeast Asian officials assessed cyber-legislation and made recommendations for the harmonization of e-commerce laws at a joint ASEAN/UNCTAD workshop held in Cebu, the Philippines, on 10 and 11 November 2012. The outcome was reported to the twelfth ASEAN Telecommunications Senior Officials’ Meeting (TELSOM).
Secretary-General visits Jamaica on fiftieth anniversary of country’s independence
14 Nov 2012
UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi has today completed a three-day visit to Jamaica, during which he met with the country’s Governor-General and Prime Minister, and addressed a symposium on foreign trade.
UNCTAD and UNITAR offer online course on the Trade Dimension in United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs)
30 Oct 2012
Some 130 representatives of governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities, and related institutions had signed up for the course as of 22 October.
UNCTAD taking surveys for e-commerce legal harmonization in ASEAN
28 Sep 2012
Together with the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Senior Officials (TELSOM) Working Groups, UNCTAD is currently undertaking a review of e-commerce laws harmonization in the ten member countries of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Surveys have been sent to the member Governments and the private sector.
Experts in Bangkok to discuss ways to measure e-commerce and support ICT policies
20 Sep 2012
At the 10th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Meeting (WTIM) in Bangkok, Thailand on 26 September, UNCTAD will be leading a discussion between ministries of ICT, national statisticians and international organizations on how e-commerce measurement can support ICT policies.
Norway to audit debt on basis of UNCTAD principles
23 Aug 2012
The Minister of International Development of Norway, H.E. Mr. Heikki Holmås, announced last Friday that Norway would carry out an audit of developing countries’ debts to Norway, and a review of the loans that Norway has made, on the basis of the Principles on Promoting Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing consolidated by UNCTAD.
Lack of venture capital, skilled human resources, top barriers to software industry growth, new UNCTAD-WITSA survey shows
22 Aug 2012
The first ever joint global survey conducted by UNCTAD and the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) reveals a number of priority areas where policy interventions are required in order to foster the growth and development of the software and IT services industry.
UNCTAD helps to highlight ICTs as key drivers for sustainable future at Rio+20
19 Jun 2012
In the run up to the Rio+20 UN sustainable development summit, the United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS), which is currently chaired by UNCTAD, organized a side-event on "ICTs: The foundation of our sustainable future" at the RioCentro in Rio de Janeiro on 17 June to focus attention on the catalytic role of ICTs in meeting development goals.
UNCTAD Report addresses the 'mobile money' trend
15 Jun 2012
Mobile money – the use of cell phones for money transfers, payments and more sophisticated financial activities such as credit, savings, and insurance – is increasingly popular in East Africa but could benefit from region-wide rules to coordinate and harmonize regulations, a new UNCTAD study says.