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At MC11, new research shows convergence on rules of origin is happening
13 Dec 2017
A new study presented at the WTO's 11th Ministerial says countries' rules for determining a product's origin are increasingly similar, which is good news for the global trading system.
All goods are not created equal: a Q&A on rules of origin with Stefano Inama
8 Dec 2017
Ahead of WTO MC11, the UNCTAD expert explains why global trade is increasingly discriminatory, and what’s at stake for Least Developed Countries.
Tax avoidance threatens development agenda, meeting told
10 Nov 2017
Tax avoidance like that highlighted by the Paradise Papers is among the threats to the economic and social aspirations of the international community – embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals – since tax not paid denies an important stream of financing, experts meeting with United Nations member States in Geneva this week said.
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.
Increased innovation key to Rwanda's continued success
27 Oct 2017
UNCTAD presented in Kigali its review of the country's progress in building a knowledge-based economy
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.
Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa
19 Jul 2017
Written by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
UN highlights critical role of science, technology and innovation in achieving the SDGs
15 May 2017
The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development concluded its twentieth session on the evening of 12 May with countries reaffirming its role as the United Nations torch-bearer for science, technology and innovation for development.
UN makes a solid case for the benefits of multilateral collaboration, openness, and the transformative potential of technology
9 May 2017
"Scientific and technological progress is an essential means to eradicate poverty and create a better world for all. We should not see it as an existential threat," said Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi Secretary-General of UNCTAD about the opening of the twentieth session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), the premier platform of the UN system that tackles science and technology questions and their implications for development.
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.