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Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization and UNCTAD form strategic partnership
29 Nov 2012
The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) and UNCTAD have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to boost the development effects of information and communication technology (ICT).
UNCTAD sees expanding opportunity for developing countries to engage in local software development
28 Nov 2012
Developing countries, with the burgeoning skills of their domestic software writers, should seek to expand the creation of software that meets local needs and capabilities as a means of increasing income and addressing broader economic and social development goals, says Information Economy Report 2012.
UNCTAD and ASEAN review harmonization of e-commerce laws
2 Nov 2012
Senior South-east Asian policymakers will assess cyber-legislation and make recommendations to further the harmonization of e-commerce laws at a joint ASEAN/UNCTAD workshop in Cebu, the Philippines, on 10 and 11 November 2012. The outcome will be reported to the twelfth ASEAN Telecommunications Senior Officials Meeting.
Lao PDR on target to complete WTO accession process in 2012
9 Aug 2012
The Lao People's Democratic Republic, a land-locked LDC, is set to complete its WTO accession process by the end of this year. "The Lao PDR has come a long way this past decade ... we have made a herculean effort," said Dr. Nam Vinhaket, Minister of Industry and Commerce.
Impact of non-tariff measures need to be addressed, says UNCTAD
29 Jun 2012
In a panel discussion at the 15th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis organised by GTAP (Global Trade Analysis Project) of Purdue University at the Geneva International Convention Centre on 28 June, UNCTAD representatives raised concerns about the wide array of non-tariff measures and policies currently in place which have restrictive and distortionary effects on international trade and impose disproportionate costs on poorer developing countries.