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United Nations General Assembly adopts new framework for international consumer protection
23 Dec 2015
Consumer rights have been boosted with the adoption of revised United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection by the United Nations General Assembly on 22 December 2015. With this update, member States have agreed to put UNCTAD at the centre of global consumer protection.
Technology is key driver of development, United Nations General Assembly hears at high-level meeting
17 Dec 2015
As current chair of the United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS), UNCTAD has welcomed the adoption of the high-level outcome document by a General Assembly High-Level Meeting in New York on 15–16 December to review the implementation of outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in the context of the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UNCTAD delivers keynote address at the Swiss e-Commerce Conference
26 Nov 2015
UNCTAD's 2015 Information Economy Report, subtitled "Unlocking the potential of E-Commerce in Developing Countries" was prominently featured at the Swiss e-Commerce Conference organized by NetComm Suisse - the Swiss E-Commerce Association - which took place in Baden, Switzerland, on 25 November 2015.
Impact of the Nagoya Protocol for BioTrade business and practitioners
25 Nov 2015
Experts discuss the practical implications of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its impact over certain aspects of BioTrade, at a peer review meeting in Geneva on 24 November 2015.
The Besieged Palestinian Agricultural Sector
24 Nov 2015
A new study analyses the problems and prospects of the Palestinian agricultural sector, its importance and contribution to the overall economy, and the impact of constraints imposed by Israel’s occupation.
Growing international demand for BioTrade products: opportunities and challenges
8 Oct 2015
Market potential for BioTrade goods is estimated at 141 billion USD, but complex standards and other non-tariff barriers prevent many small producers from taking advantage of market opportunities.
Occupied Palestinian Territory slides into recession, Gaza becoming uninhabitable
1 Sep 2015
Negative economic growth of minus 0.4 per cent in 2014 pushed the Occupied Palestinian Territory into recession for the first time since 2006, UNCTAD’s report reveals.
Economic and trade conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory would improve if Israel fulfils its obligations under a new WTO agreement on trade facilitation
17 Aug 2015
Palestinian trade stands to gain if Israel fulfils its legal obligations under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation and ensures it is applied throughout the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT), according to UNCTAD's new study, "The 2013 World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation: Israel's obligations towards Palestinian trade".
Middle East and North African countries meet to work on competition and consumer protection policies
12 Aug 2015
The need to develop competitive markets and to embrace consumer protection values was highlighted during a regional workshop to mark the inception phase of a programme on competition and consumer policies for the Middle East and North African (MENA) region in Agadir, Morocco on 27-29 July 2015.
Global competition policies to be reviewed at major five-yearly gathering in Geneva
3 Jul 2015
The Seventh UN Review Conference, marking the 35th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices (also referred to as the United Nations Set), takes place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 6–10 July 2015.