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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.
Emerging debt crises pose a threat to the new global development agenda, follow-up to UN resolution needed
5 Oct 2015
A round table discussion warns of new debt crises and the challenges these will pose to the Sustainable Development Goals if the world does not agree on a new, more effective legal mechanism to restructure sovereign debt. Civil society urges UNCTAD to continue its work on the issue.
Debt sustainability takes centre stage at Trade and Development Board
25 Sep 2015
Representatives of member States contributing to discussions at the sixty-second session of the Trade and Development Board praised UNCTAD's work on sovereign debt crises and the search for a new mechanism to deal with them.
United Nations General Assembly adopts basic principles on sovereign debt restructuring
11 Sep 2015
A draft resolution on "Basic Principles on Sovereign Debt Restructuring Processes" (A/69/L.84) was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York at its Sixty-Ninth Session on 10 September 2015, with 136 member States voting for, six against and 41 abstentions. UNCTAD, with over 40 years of experience on debt management and restructuring issues, served as secretariat for the negotiations among Members on the resolution.
United Nations General Assembly to vote on debt restructuring principles
9 Sep 2015
In response to Argentina's "vulture funds" crisis and growing concerns about sovereign debt problems elswhere, the United Nations General Assembly tasked UNCTAD with ways to improve sovereign debt restructuring processes.
UNCTAD assumes UNGIS Chair
26 May 2015
At a High-Level meeting on the occasion of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland, UNCTAD took over the chair of the United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS).
UNCTAD and WITSA sign MoU to assist developing countries to benefit from ICTs
25 Mar 2015
Efforts to boost the local information and communications technology industry in developing countries gained new ground today as UNCTAD and the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Information Economy Report 2015: Unlocking the Potential of E-commerce for Developing Countries
24 Mar 2015
The 2015 edition of Information Economy Report examines electronic commerce, and shows in detail how information and communications technologies can be harnessed to support economic growth and sustainable development.