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For-profit business models are an effective path to sustainable development, meeting hears
24 Nov 2017
Four successful entrepreneurs from around the globe tell an UNCTAD commission that for-profit businesses can be key partners in solving economic, social and environmental problems
Launch of Jack Ma's eFounders Initiative
22 Nov 2017
Alibaba Business School and UNCTAD welcomed the inaugural class of African entrepreneurs to China for a two-week intensive course on e-commerce
Woman entrepreneur from Tanzania wins “Start-up for SDGs” contest
15 Nov 2017
A Tanzanian start-up making reusable sanitary pads from biodegradable cotton won first prize on Tuesday at a youth entrepreneurship pitching event in Geneva, taking home US$15,000 in equity.
Collective effort needed to protect consumers in data fueled economy, UNCTAD SG says
27 Oct 2017
India and other Asian countries must work collectively to protect consumers in a global economy increasingly fueled by data, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi has today told a global event in New Delhi on empowering consumers in new markets.
Viet Nam strengthens its partnership with UNCTAD on sustainable use of biodiversity, access and benefit sharing and BioTrade
8 Sep 2017
The Viet Nam Biodiversity Conservation Agency, focal point for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) approved a decree on the Management of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing. The decree supports and enhances the development and implementation of the 2008 Vietnamese Biodiversity Law of 2008.
UNCTAD adviser, Alibaba's Jack Ma, launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund
23 Jul 2017
Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma announced the creation of a US$10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund, during the Youth Connekt Africa Summit co-hosted by UNCTAD and the Government of Rwanda.
Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa
19 Jul 2017
Written by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Consumer protection remedy, how to increase trust in e-commerce?
3 May 2017
"Consumers must be empowered, protected and educated about their rights in order to enhance their trust in digital trade, as they play an important role in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular goals 8, 9, 10, 12, 16 and 17," said UNCTAD's Associate Legal Officer Arnau Izaguerri, at the E-commerce week 2017 held from 24-28 April in Geneva.
First training centre to promote consumer protection in Middle East and North Africa region
10 Apr 2017
The first Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional training center for consumer protection was officially launched in Beirut, on 5 April, by UNCTAD in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Trade of Lebanon.
Realising the potential of Africa’s youth
4 Apr 2017
Budding technology start-ups and enthusiasts from Africa will meet from 19 to 21 July in the Rwandan capital of Kigali for YouthConnekt, a summit on entrepreneurship organized by UNCTAD, the United Nations Development Programme and the Rwandan government.