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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.
Expanded list of duty-free technology products to boost international trade and development, research reveals
15 Dec 2015
New UNCTAD research shows that the expansion of the list of technology goods earmarked for duty-free treatment by participating economies of the World Trade Organization's Information Technology Agreement (ITA), agreed to in July 2015, will cover 99 per cent of the value of global information and communications technology (ICT) goods, and some 80 per cent of all product lines in this category1.
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.
UNCTAD helps Thai government to improve the comparability of its e-commerce statistics
6 Nov 2015
The challenge of producing internationally comparable and relevant statistics was highlighted at the International Workshop on Measuring E-commerce, organized by UNCTAD in collaboration with the Electronic Transactions Development Agency of Thailand, in Bangkok on 27 October 2015.
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.
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).
ECOWAS Countries discuss harmonization of cyberlaws
31 Mar 2015
Representatives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met at UNCTAD seminar to share best practices to advance in cyberlaw harmonization in the fields of e-transactions, data protection and privacy, cybercrime, online consumer protection and taxation of e-commerce.
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.