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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.
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.
ITC, UNCTAD, WTO launch Global Trade Helpdesk
11 Dec 2017
The International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) today unveiled an innovative tool to help businesses, in particular smaller firms, benefit from trade.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development raised the bar - Business as usual is not an option
30 Oct 2017
Two years into the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, legitimate concerns remain as to whether trade will play its meaningful role in delivering prosperity for all. The global economy may well be picking up, but it is not yet taking off. Export performance remains unprecedentedly weak, global demand limited, and job creation insufficient.
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.
Is the world integrating or disintegrating?
12 Sep 2017
Delegates spotlight the benefits of regional and multilateral integration in turbulent times, at UNCTAD Trade and Development Board session.
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 on the ground in Niamey supporting African Union Members in quest to bring down barriers to intra-African trade
8 Jun 2017
At the request of the African Union Commission, UNCTAD will participate in the 6th Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum from 5-16 June in Niamey, Niger, to provide technical support to Members in their efforts to finalize approaches for bringing down barriers to intra-African trade.
Global survey reveals the impact of declining trust in the internet on e-commerce
24 Apr 2017
A new global survey reveals that Internet users are increasingly concerned about their online privacy, and that 49 percent of users polled say lack of trust is their main reason for not shopping online.
Ministers to discuss opportunities and challenges of e-commerce with Jack Ma, eBay, Jumia, Huawei, Etsy, PayPal, Vodafone and more
21 Apr 2017
UNCTAD gathers global leaders in business, government, the international community and civil society to debate and learn the opportunities and challenges of the digital transformation. With a special focus on the implications for developing countries, UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week runs from 24-28 April 2017 on the theme "Towards Inclusive E-Commerce".