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Will COVID-19 reverse pre-pandemic fall in trade in ICT goods?
1 Apr 2021
Preliminary data for 2020 from three major economies shows the growing reliance on digital technologies could boost imports and exports of communications devices, which fell in 2019.
Information society faces both new opportunities and challenges
4 Aug 2020
UNCTAD discusses the state of the information society at the 15-year anniversary since the landmark World Summit on the Information Society summit.
UNCTAD to lead United Nations Group on the Information Society
23 Apr 2020
The UN-body draws attention to ICT-related development issues being tackled by the UN, such as the growing digital divide laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic.
Germany gives €1.6m for UNCTAD's work on the digital economy
29 Nov 2019
Contribution will support developing countries to reap inclusive and sustainable development gains from e-commerce and the digital economy.
India's digital services exports hit $83 million says new survey
14 Nov 2018
India, with assistance from UNCTAD, conducts a new-style of trade-in-services survey to show the growing value of digitally enabled exports.
Egypt offers example of how developing countries can plan for e-commerce
19 Apr 2018
By developing a national strategy with UNCTAD expertise and private sector support, Egypt’s government plans to harness online opportunities.
Information Society Forum focuses on using technology to solve development problems
19 Mar 2018
Huge gathering of experts in Geneva explores the ways in which information and communication technology can beat poverty, inequality, disease, hunger and climate change.
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.
New digital era must ensure prosperity for all
2 Oct 2017
Digitalization is impacting every aspect of production and trade, from the largest corporations to the smallest traders, but there is a risk that it will lead to widening income inequalities, UNCTAD said today in its Information Economy Report 2017: Digitalization, Trade and Development.
The digital economy offers "phenomenal" opportunities
17 Nov 2016
The digital economy offers phenomenal opportunities to engage more individuals and small businesses in the global economy, but it also risks opening up new divides and inequalities unless infrastructure issues are addressed, UNCTAD Secretary-General, Mukhisa Kituyi said.