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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).
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).
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.
Contributions to UNCTAD technical cooperation trust funds reach $20.8 million so far this year
26 Sep 2012
Despite the harsh economic climate, contributions from both donors and beneficiary countries have been received by UNCTAD for its technical cooperation trust funds for the implementation of a variety of projects to meet the needs of people, governments and the private sector in developing countries.
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.
UNCTAD extrabudgetary contributions peak in 2011
25 Jun 2012
At the request of member States the UNCTAD secretariat has published the contributions to the UNCTAD Trust Fund from 2005 to 2011, showing a significant increase of developing and transition countries' contributions.
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.