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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.
Trade and Development Board to address investment for sustainable development
22 Sep 2012
In the current context of continued global macroeconomic uncertainties, investment policies must be harnessed to ensure sustainable outcomes and more inclusive growth.
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.
UNCTAD and World Federation of Exchanges strengthen collaboration on investment for sustainable development
5 Sep 2012
UNCTAD and the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) met at WFE headquarters in Paris, France, yesterday to discuss expanded cooperation in the promotion of investment for sustainable development.
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.
Consolidating gains from the Arab Spring, Tunisia looks to UNCTAD
12 Jul 2012
An UNCTAD mission has been in Tunis for the past five days to follow up on requests made by Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki at the UNCTAD XIII conference for urgent assistance in consolidating gains from the Arab Spring, fostering inclusive growth, attracting investments, and expanding jobs.
UNCTAD to follow up request by G20 Leaders for continued work on trade and investment protectionism, global value chains, and commodity price volatility
26 Jun 2012
G20 Leaders who gathered in Los Cabos, Mexico on 18-19 June 2012 expressed deep concern over rising instances of protectionism around the world, recognized the need to enhance participation of developing countries in global value chains, and underscored the importance to global economic recovery of maintaining stability in international commodity markets.