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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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".