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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.
UNCTAD receives a new consumer protection mandate from the General Assembly
23 Dec 2015
The United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus the revised United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection, entrusting UNCTAD with a new mandate, on 22 December 2015.
Boosting investment in productive capacities for trade: a call to action
15 Dec 2015
New UNCTAD Policy Brief focuses specifically on the need to boost investment in productive capacities for trade. It brings together some of the key messages and recommendations of the UNCTAD World Investment Reports, Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development and Economic Development in Africa Report 2014: Catalysing Investment for Transformative Growth in Africa.
UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection at the Heart of 20th Consumers International World Congress
21 Nov 2015
Over 700 participants came together in Brasilia for the Consumers International (CI) World Congress set to “unlocking consumer power.” The implementation of the UN Guidelines for consumer protection and UNCTAD’s upcoming meeting on consumer protection were the two major issues for discussion.
Comprehensive policies are needed to address 'growth paradox' in the world's poorest countries
28 Sep 2015
Weak productive capacities and a lack of structural economic transformation continue to accentuate the "growth paradox" seen in least developed countries in which growth has little or no impact on reducing poverty, UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board hears.
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.
Online consumers to be better protected by new United Nations guidelines monitored by UNCTAD
10 Jul 2015
Better protection for people buying things online in both developed and developing countries will be among the outcomes of revisions to United Nations guidelines agreed at a major UNCTAD conference in Geneva.
Consumer protection professionals in Malaysia assess training needs during UNCTAD field visit
1 May 2015
A training needs assessment of consumer rights professionals in Malaysia has been carried out by UNCTAD experts in cooperation with the Malaysian Tribunal for Consumer Claims of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK).
COMPAL III launched in Peru
31 Mar 2015
The third phase of UNCTAD's technical assistance programme on competition and consumer protection policies for Latin America (COMPAL III), funded by SECO Switzerland, was launched at the GLOBAL COMPAL Annual Conference in Lima, Peru on 6 March.
Experts gather in Geneva to discuss Consumer Protection Guidelines
28 Jan 2015
UNCTAD hosted a meeting in Geneva to debate proposed revisions to the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection. The revisions aim to ensure the guidelines remain relevant to the evolving challenges faced by consumers, especially in the areas of e-Commerce and financial services.