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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).
Tackling trade and gender issues in Lesotho
11 Dec 2012
Trade policy can play a catalytic role in job creation for women, and yet it can also drive new patterns of vulnerability and social exclusion.
EMPRETEC recognizes successful women's start-up businesses and 20 years' operation in several countries
27 Nov 2012
Awards will be given to two women entrepreneurs - the creator of a business featuring recyclable products for infants and the founder of a Ugandan real-estate firm - at the 19th Directors Meeting of Empretec, the entrepreneurship programme in developing countries and economies in transition supported by the Division on Investment and Enterprise of UNCTAD.
UNCTAD report calls for harnessing the potential of south-south technological collaboration
31 Oct 2012
The Technology and Innovation Report 2012, subtitled Innovation, Technology and South-South Collaboration, was launched today.
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.
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.
EMPRETEC Women in Business Award winner from Panama pushes on to new heights
16 Aug 2012
Melissa De León, founder of Panama Gourmet,a company which produces gluten-free foods, was the winner of the 2012 EMPRETEC Women in Business Award presented at the UNCTAD XIII Conference in Doha, Qatar in April this year. Since then, she has become a celebrity in her own country and a much sought-after participant at international events elsewhere.
UNCTAD’s eRegistrations system puts entrepreneurs at centre of electronic governance in El Salvador
13 Aug 2012
MiEmpresa.gob.sv - El Salvador’s online registration system implemented by UNCTAD - is making an impact with Salvadoran business entrepreneurs, allowing them to comply with all mandatory registration requirements in just two easy steps.