Displaying results 1 - 10 of 27
Egypt: new e-commerce strategy aims to double online businesses
27 Dec 2017
Since 2015, Egypt’s government has worked with UNCTAD to boost e-commerce in the Arab-speaking world's most populous market, where most business is still done offline.
Regional integration creates opportunities for SMEs and women
20 Dec 2017
Written by Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD
At MC11, Nepal looks to e-commerce to hasten development in Himalayas
12 Dec 2017
UNCTAD's eTrade Readiness Assessment of the mountainous nation, presented at WTO's MC11, shows the majority of Nepalese are now online, and that this is empowering consumers and businesses alike.
Making trade work for gender equality: a Q&A with Simonetta Zarrilli
11 Dec 2017
At WTO's MC11, the UNCTAD expert explains why including the "gender dimension" in trade policy will boost prosperity for all.
WTO MC11 negotiations: prospects for fish, women and non-tariff measures
6 Dec 2017
With the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference right around the corner, UNCTAD member States discuss progress on negotiations on fisheries subsidies, gender and non-tariff measures.
Making freight sustainable is vital to curb emissions
16 Nov 2017
Reining in greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector is vital, but the strong focus on passenger traffic should not mask the need to make freight more sustainable, the COP23 international climate summit in Bonn, Germany has heard.
Making trade work better for women -- a step in the right direction
26 Oct 2017
Some recent free trade agreements are raising the profile of women's empowerment, a new UNCTAD policy brief says, but while chapters on trade and gender are a step in the right direction they remain a light component in such deals.
E-commerce growth is less important than how it impacts people
4 Oct 2017
Intergovernmental Group of Experts meet to discuss maximizing the development gains from e-commerce and the digital economy.
Toolbox helps governments ensure trade empowers women
28 Sep 2017
New trade measures or agreements can end up holding women back in an economy, but a new toolbox offers a way for policy makers to head off the risk before such accords come into force, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant has told a public session at the World Trade Organization.
Making women’s economic empowerment a reality
18 Sep 2017
There is a global consensus that gender equality and women's economic empowerment are key elements to achieve the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The challenge is to turn that level of ambition into reality on the ground, and the United Nations is playing its part to achieve this.