21 December 2017

UNCTAD: “Culture clash” divides trade officials and Internet experts

    Originally published by UNCTAD Although trade negotiators and Internet experts increasingly work on similar e-commerce issues, such as data flows, they do so in silos....
    21 December 2017

    Uber to face stricter EU regulation after ECJ rules it is transport firm

      The Guardian have published an article on the new ruling over Uber with regards to it's entity type, deciding it is 'not so digital' and...
      20 December 2017

      The Diplo Foundation have been summing up the IGF day by day

        Diplo Foundation have been publishing an  IGF Daily round-up of key sessions! Access them below, or pick your copy from the 12th Internet Governance Forum, at the...
        20 December 2017

        AfDB: Women, youth and SMEs to benefit from African Development Bank’s US $100-million loan to Mauritius

          Originally published on AfDB.org Thousands of small and medium enterprises in Mauritius will benefit from a US $100-million loan to the country from the African...
          19 December 2017

          Diplo Foundation: Digital Commerce (just-in-time Geneva-based course)

            Originally published on diplomacy.edu This course aims to assist permanent missions and international organisations in Geneva to increase their knowledge and capacity to engage in...
            19 December 2017

            E-Residency: We’re planning to launch estcoin — and that’s only the start

            Originally published on Momentum We’re working to make e-Residency the best option globally for entrepreneurs launching a trusted ICO, while proceeding with three variants of...
            19 December 2017

            IDB: FROM LAMBAYEQUE TO FRANCE: MAKING THE EXPORT LEAP THROUGH EXPORTA FÁCIL

              Originally published on IDB Posted By Marisol Rodriguez Chatruc, Christian Volpe Martincus Comments To learn more about this issue, see chapter 4 of Out Of the Border Labyrinth,...
              18 December 2017

              Webinar recording from the Diplo foundation with E-Residency, for the inclusion of SMEs in global markets

                Webinar: E-commerce for development: e-Residency for the inclusion of SMEs in global markets E-commerce for development: e-Residency for the inclusion of SMEs in global markets...
                18 December 2017

                Consumers International: E-commerce – which way forward?

                Originally published on Consumers International The 11th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Committee took place this month in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although a working group on e-commerce was formed,...
                15 December 2017

                Briefing note to a High level IGF session indicate a thought provoking discussion ahead

                  To be held on Monday 14th December from 4 - 6pm the session at the Internet Governance Forum will cover the topic of Shaping our...
                  15 December 2017

                  Democratizing trade, breaking down barriers with digital technology

                    Originally published on tradeforum.org Entrepreneurs can benefit, boost production with digital platforms by JOAKIM REITER, Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone Group, and SHAMEEL JOOSUB, Chief...
                    15 December 2017

                    7 Intelligent trade and technologies: Preparing for the trade facilitation of the future

                      Originally published on UNCTAD Written by Jan Hoffmann, Trade Logistics Branch, UNCTAD   The mindset When the negotiations on trade facilitation started at the WTO...
                      15 December 2017

                      ISOC: The Internet Is at a Crossroads: We Have a Choice to Make

                        Originally published on internet society.org  By Kathryn BrownPresident / CEOKathryn Brownon TwitterKathryn BrownRSS Feed As we look around at a rapidly changing world that is shaped...
                        15 December 2017

                        WTO Ministerial: In Landmark Move, Country Coalitions Set Plans to Advance on New Issues

                          The WTO’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference has drawn to a close, capping a busy week of talks which saw members only able to endorse limited substantive...
                          14 December 2017

                          UNCTAD: Global e-commerce policy work to continue despite no deal at WTO’s MC11 meeting

                            UNCTAD Secretary-General says talk of inclusive e-commerce and development must go beyond words if developing countries are to reap the benefits. Originally published on UNCTAD...
                            14 December 2017

                            How e-commerce is changing our planet. A vision from Asia.

                            Eco-Business, a news site about responsible business and sustainable development in Asia Pacific just launched this insightful report on e-commerce, current and future challenges, in...
                            14 December 2017

                            Watch the insightful session on eTrade for all, from MC11

                              The eTrade for all initiative organised a high-level debate on how to leverage multi-stakheholders' partnerships to foster inclusive development. The session highlights the fact that...
                              14 December 2017

                              Ministerial ends with decisions on fish subsidies, e-commerce duties; ongoing work continues

                                Originally published on wto.org WTO members wrapped up their 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires on 13 December with a commitment from members to...
                                13 December 2017

                                WTO, World Economic Forum and eWTP launch joint public-private dialogue to open up e-commerce for small business

                                  Originally published on wto.org A new initiative designed to drive public-private dialogue on e-commerce was launched today (11 December) by the World Trade Organization, the...
                                  13 December 2017

                                  European Council: Aid for trade: Council adopts conclusions on achieving prosperity through trade and investment

                                    Originally published on European Council.eu On 11 December, development ministers discussed and adopted conclusions on the updated strategy on aid for trade, as presented in...
                                    13 December 2017

                                    UK pledges US$ 21.3 million to innovative trade programme for least-developed countries

                                      Originally published on wto.org In a significant show of support for trade as a development solution, the United Kingdom government announced at the WTO’s Ministerial...
                                      12 December 2017

                                      ITC: E-commerce for ecosystems

                                        Originally published on Tradeforum.org E-commerce for ecosystems Using technology to reduce mankind’s carbon footprint is a win-win for the environment by ÁLVARO CEDEÑO MOLINARI, Ambassador...
                                        12 December 2017

                                        At MC11, Nepal looks to e-commerce to hasten development in Himalayas

                                          Orginally published on UNCTAD. UNCTAD's eTrade Readiness Assessment of the mountainous nation, presented at WTO's MC11, shows the majority of Nepalese are now online, and...
                                          12 December 2017

                                          WTO Ministerial: As Buenos Aires Negotiations Get into Gear, Road Ahead Remains Murky

                                            Originally published here The second day of the WTO ministerial saw two high-level processes get into gear, as ministers began staking out their positions publicly...
                                            12 December 2017

                                            ITC, UNCTAD, WTO launch Global Trade Helpdesk Multiagency response to ease access to trade information for business

                                              Originally published on ITC.org by ITC News (Buenos Aires) – The International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and...
                                              12 December 2017

                                              5 ways to make global e-commerce easier for everyone

                                                Originally published  on weforum.or here ‘Tis the season to shop online. Rather than braving the high street, why not open your browser? E-commerce sales worldwide...
                                                11 December 2017

                                                Trade and Integration Monitor 2017: Beyond the Recovery: Competing for Market Share in the Digital Era

                                                  The Trade and Integration Monitor 2017 analyzes the current trade recovery and assesses the capacity of the region to compete in global markets. It argues...
                                                  11 December 2017

                                                  The International Customs Community adopts the Luxor Resolution on Cross-Border E-Commerce and issues a Communiqué to the WTO MC11

                                                    The International Customs Community adopted the Luxor Resolution on Cross-Border E-Commerce addressing eight critical aspects, aimed at helping customs and other stakeholders in the cross-border...
                                                    11 December 2017

                                                    UNCTAD: eCommerce Week 2018

                                                      Originally published here. E-commerce continues to grow in the global economy. According to UNCTAD's 2017 Information Economy Report, the value of global e-commerce increased to an...
                                                      8 December 2017

                                                      CEF Digital: Why are we connecting Europe?

                                                        Originally published here. 1. Our vision: Connecting Europe Why are we connecting Europe? The internet and digital technologies are transforming our world. At the same...
                                                        8 December 2017

                                                        Framing future work and negotiations on e-commerce at the WTO

                                                        E-commerce is rapidly becoming a more ubiquitous medium for commerce, bringing with it significant benefits. Like any other form of exchange in modern economies, regulation...
                                                        7 December 2017

                                                        UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2017

                                                          Originally published on UNCTAD.org The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics was first launched in 1967. Over the past 50 years, the series has evolved to incorporate...
                                                          4 December 2017

                                                          CFTA Update – 4th Meeting of the AMOT

                                                            Originally published on tralac.org An intense four weeks of CFTA negotiations, including meetings of the Technical Working Groups, the Negotiating Forum, and the Senior Trade...
                                                            4 December 2017

                                                            Debating the Future of E-Commerce and Digital Trade in Buenos Aires

                                                              Originally published on ictsd.org There is growing interest among trade experts and delegations in Geneva and beyond over the potential for e-commerce and digital trade...
                                                              4 December 2017

                                                              Experts, policy-makers converge on Addis Ababa to scale up governance for Africa’s transformation

                                                                Originally published on afdb.org Although Africa has registered strong economic growth in recent years, this growth is not inclusive. Poverty and inequality prevail. What is...
                                                                4 December 2017

                                                                IDB, World Economic Forum Announce New Collaboration

                                                                Originally published on iadb.org Enhancing the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the...
                                                                30 November 2017

                                                                Group of WTO Members: Time to Focus on Gender as Critical Inclusion Issue

                                                                  Originally published on ictsd.org A coalition of developed and developing economies is expected to unveil a declaration in Buenos Aires outlining several steps they plan...
                                                                  30 November 2017

                                                                  Private sector seeks better jobs, better candidates at EU-Africa Business Forum

                                                                    Orginally published on Devex Members of the high-level panel at the 2017 EU-Africa Business Forum. Photo by: EABF2017 ABIDJAN — Creating quality jobs and graduating qualified...
                                                                    30 November 2017

                                                                    African Development Bank launches Youth Advisory Group to create 25 million jobs

                                                                      The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions...
                                                                      30 November 2017

                                                                      Experts’ meeting on blockchain technology use in Africa ends

                                                                        Originally published on UNECA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 24 November 2017 (ECA) – The expert group meeting on blockchain technologies ended in Addis Ababa with participants...
                                                                        30 November 2017

                                                                          Originally published on UNCTAD Germany helps Least Developed Countries prepare for e-trade with 750,000 euros in aid 29 November 2017 A new UNCTAD project to...
                                                                          29 November 2017

                                                                          Group of WTO Members: Time to Focus on Gender as Critical Inclusion Issue

                                                                            Originally published on ictsd.org A coalition of developed and developing economies is expected to unveil a declaration in Buenos Aires outlining several steps they plan...
                                                                            29 November 2017

                                                                            ‘Shine the Light’ on the EQUALS in Tech Awards

                                                                              Originally published on ITU.org By Joyce Dogniez Technology has long benefited from the ingenuity of women, and we must remain committed to continuing to equal the...
                                                                              28 November 2017

                                                                              For-profit business models are an effective path to sustainable development, meeting hears

                                                                              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....
                                                                              28 November 2017

                                                                                Information-and-communications-technology(ICT)I identified as one of key sectors with high-growth potential in Ghana. This is one the sector in particular where the private sector can make...
                                                                                28 November 2017

                                                                                The Diplo Foundation marks 15 years

                                                                                  Originally published on https://15years.diplomacy.edu/ In November 2017, we celebrate 15 years of DiploFoundation and 25 years of research and training on Internet and diplomacy. To mark...
                                                                                  27 November 2017

                                                                                  Experts dialogue on higher education, STI & the African integration & development agenda set for Dakar

                                                                                    Originally published on UNECA Dakar, Senegal, November 27, 2017 (ECA) – A three-day Senior Experts Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) and the African...
                                                                                    Safe Motos founder Peter Kariuki
                                                                                    27 November 2017

                                                                                    Promoting the African Internet Economy

                                                                                    https://www.internetsociety.org/resources/doc/2017/africa-internet-economy/sa Promoting the African Internet Economy Author: Michael Kende Michael Kende is a Senior Fellow at the Internet Society. Many thanks to Dawit Bekele for...
                                                                                    24 November 2017

                                                                                    #WSIS Stocktaking 101: A Course for Everyone

                                                                                    Originally published on Linked In here by Vladimir Stankovic Would you want to have an opportunity to be globally promoted and recognized for your #ICT4D...
                                                                                    24 November 2017

                                                                                    Consumers International announces the theme for World Consumer Rights Day 2018

                                                                                      Originally published on Consumers International   Consumers International has announced that the theme for World Consumer Rights Day 2018 will be ‘Making digital marketplaces fairer’....
                                                                                      24 November 2017

                                                                                      Digital banking access for the world’s “unbanked” focus of first Financial Inclusion Global Initiative Symposium in Bangalore

                                                                                        Innovation to expand digital financial inclusion in developing countries Innovation to expand digital financial inclusion in developing countries will be in focus at the first...
                                                                                        Single Window - Kenya
                                                                                        23 November 2017

                                                                                        InfoTrade in Kenya Web Portal Officially Launched to Ensure International Trade Efficiency

                                                                                          Originally published here. Traders in Kenya stand to benefit from increased efficiency following launch of the Information for Trade in Kenya web portal (www.InfoTradeKenya.go.ke), which...
                                                                                          23 November 2017

                                                                                          Weak recovery in youth labour markets demands a sweeping response

                                                                                            Originally published on the ILO. Despite a significant fall in youth unemployment since the height of the economic crisis in 2009, persistent unemployment and a...
                                                                                            23 November 2017

                                                                                            The Report of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy is now online

                                                                                              You can download the report here. Amongst other features, it contains Agreed policy recommendations of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital...
                                                                                              23 November 2017

                                                                                              Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries Operationalized

                                                                                                Originally published on UN.org The Technology Bank, a new body dedicated to the least developed countries was operationalized today, with the signing of the Host Country...
                                                                                                22 November 2017

                                                                                                Progress in least developed countries hinges on access to modern energy

                                                                                                  This report from UNCTAD briefly touches upon key issues in electricity governance and digitalization which can be found on p 95. Originally published on UNCTAD.org...
                                                                                                  22 November 2017

                                                                                                  Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets: Insights from the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, Issue #1 – Autumn 2017

                                                                                                    Back in July 2016 we launched our first publication and our Innovation Fund with great enthusiasm, with the aim to promote a seemingly simple idea: start-ups in emerging markets...
                                                                                                    21 November 2017

                                                                                                    The WCO and the SACU Region agree on the 2018 roadmap for the Regional Trade Facilitation Programme

                                                                                                      Originally published here. The WCO-SACU Connect project Steering Committee Meeting took place on 17 November 2017 in Swaziland. The WCO-SACU Project financed by Sweden aims...
                                                                                                      Global ICT Development index
                                                                                                      21 November 2017

                                                                                                      Measuring the information society report launch

                                                                                                        ICT Development: The 2017 edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report was launched during the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) last week. View the interactive portal to...
                                                                                                        20 November 2017

                                                                                                        Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agreed to end unjustified geoblocking

                                                                                                          Originally published on the European Commission. Brussels, 20 November 2017 The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have delivered on commitments made during September's...
                                                                                                          17 November 2017

                                                                                                          Why mobile money needs enabling e-commerce regulation to digitise payments

                                                                                                          Origininally published on the GSMA. Authored by Jose Sanin and Francesco Pasti. In our previous two blogs on e-commerce, we highlighted how mobile money, as a source...
                                                                                                          17 November 2017

                                                                                                          How the Internet of Things and Smart Cities can help meet the SDGs

                                                                                                          Originally published on Thomson Reuters Foundation News (UK), Martin-Vignerte Eman, 16 November 2017 As cities grow, they also need to ensure infrastructure can keep up...
                                                                                                          16 November 2017

                                                                                                          Digital and Virtual Currencies for Sustainable Development

                                                                                                            Originally published on UNESCAP. Despite operating inefficiencies and security concerns, digital currencies are becoming a popular method of payment around the world. Digital currencies are...
                                                                                                            Global ICT Development index
                                                                                                            15 November 2017

                                                                                                            ITU reveals latest global ICT Development Index country ranking with release of Measuring the Information Society 2017 report

                                                                                                              Originally published on ITU here Geneva, 15 November 2017 The ninth edition of the annual Measuring the Information Society Report has been released today by...
                                                                                                              10 November 2017

                                                                                                              Still don’t understand blockchain? Let’s untangle the wires

                                                                                                                This post was originally published on the World Economic Forum. In a not too distant future, everything from our banking, supply chains, law, accountancy, communications...
                                                                                                                10 November 2017

                                                                                                                Cybersecurity lessons for 2020 and beyond

                                                                                                                  This post was originally published on the World Economic Forum. Good cybersecurity has tremendous potential to improve society, business and services we use every day....
                                                                                                                  9 November 2017

                                                                                                                  Strengthening the WTO: On the Strategic and Welfare Necessity of Addressing “New” and “Traditional” Issues

                                                                                                                    This article was originally published here. 8 November 2017 Chiedu Osakwe Ahead of the WTO’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, some WTO members have...
                                                                                                                    8 November 2017

                                                                                                                    How is the Enhanced Integrated Framework Supporting LDCs to Unleash their Trade Potential?

                                                                                                                      Originally published on ICTSD. Inadequate institutional and productive capacities constitute major impediments to the participation of least developed countries in global trade. How is the...
                                                                                                                      e-Residents exceeds child birth rate
                                                                                                                      8 November 2017

                                                                                                                      e-Residents exceed Estonia birthrate

                                                                                                                        This article was originally published on enterprise times UK. Author Charles Brett Statistics released by the Republic of Estonia show the number of e-Resident applications now exceeds the...
                                                                                                                        A continental shift in global internet access in Africa
                                                                                                                        8 November 2017

                                                                                                                        A continental shift in global internet access in Africa

                                                                                                                        The following post originally appeared on Biz community Africa.   3 Nov 2017  By: António Nunes In 1994, there were more telephone lines in New York City...
                                                                                                                        WTO Director General Speaking at a Trade Dialogues conference on “Technology, Globalisation and World Trade Governance
                                                                                                                        7 November 2017

                                                                                                                        WTO Director General Azevêdo: Global trading system has constructive role to play to help drive inclusivity

                                                                                                                          Originally published on WTO.org here. Speaking at a Trade Dialogues conference on “Technology, Globalisation and World Trade Governance” on 30 October, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo highlighted...
                                                                                                                          Roads, ports and telecommunications connectivity and infrastructure required according to report
                                                                                                                          7 November 2017

                                                                                                                          Nigeria: Developing Countries Agree to Boost Connectivity, Infrastructure

                                                                                                                          Originally published on All Africa.com here.  Article written By Francis Arinze Iloani The Abuja Declaration adopted by developing countries states that they have agreed to...
                                                                                                                          3 November 2017

                                                                                                                          WCO attends the 2017 Global Trade Development Week

                                                                                                                            Originally published here. The 2017 edition of the Global Trade Development Week was organized in Dubai, from 30 October to 1 November 2017, under the...
                                                                                                                            3 November 2017

                                                                                                                            Potential risks of the digital economy in Africa

                                                                                                                            From ibrahimmayaki.com/ potential-risks-digital-economy-africa/ Posted on 24 October, 2017 by Ibrahim Mayaki In its latest report on the information economy entitled “Digitization, trade and development” , the UNCTAD highlights...
                                                                                                                            3 November 2017

                                                                                                                            ITU and WHO join forces to scale up use of digital technology in Africa’s public health sector

                                                                                                                              From ITU. Originally published here. Integrating ICTs in health services key to the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals   Geneva, 01 November 2017...
                                                                                                                              3 November 2017

                                                                                                                              Digital Economy in the Middle East holds untapped potential, says new report

                                                                                                                                From the internet society. Originally published here on the internetsociety.org. More needs to be done to bring the benefits of the Internet to everyone Abu...
                                                                                                                                2 November 2017

                                                                                                                                Applications now open for SheTrades Global

                                                                                                                                  From intracen.org - find the original post here. 2018 edition of SheTrades Global to be held at the UK’s International Business Festival (Geneva) – The International...
                                                                                                                                  Trade facilitation and paperless trade
                                                                                                                                  1 November 2017

                                                                                                                                  United Nations releases new global dataset and report on trade facilitation implementation which calls for accelerating implementation of paperless trade

                                                                                                                                    Originally published here. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), together with all four other United Nations regional commissions...
                                                                                                                                    Youth entrepreneurship
                                                                                                                                    1 November 2017

                                                                                                                                    Youth and Digital Economy: Realizing the growth potential of young entrepreneurs for sustainable development

                                                                                                                                      From UNESCAP: Originally published here. BANGKOK, THAILAND The purpose of the event is to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by young entrepreneurs in the...
                                                                                                                                      1 November 2017

                                                                                                                                      The first ‘e-Residency centre’ will open in South Korea

                                                                                                                                      First published here.   The Estonian Police and Border Guard has (digitally) signed an agreement for the pilot project, which aims to expand the benefits...
                                                                                                                                      31 October 2017

                                                                                                                                      Global information tech leaders to convene in Dubai to set ITU four-year strategic roadmap

                                                                                                                                        From ITU, for the original article click here. Signing of host country agreement and launch of official website kick- off ITU Plenipoteniary Conference 2018 activities...
                                                                                                                                        SME video competition - ICC and WTO
                                                                                                                                        31 October 2017

                                                                                                                                        Deadline extended for small business video competition

                                                                                                                                          The deadline for the video competition launched by Google, in partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the WTO, has been extended until...
                                                                                                                                          Optimizing the internet for more inclusive trade
                                                                                                                                          30 October 2017

                                                                                                                                          Optimizing the internet for more inclusive trade

                                                                                                                                            This article was first published on here on the ITC International Trade Forum. Optimizing the internet for more inclusive trade Digital opportunities for inclusive trade can...
                                                                                                                                            30 October 2017

                                                                                                                                            Trade rules and the digital economy from B4ETD contributor Huawei

                                                                                                                                              White paper published by Huawei Huawei is a Business for eTrade Development (B4ETD) contributor, the private sector consortium organised to support e-commerce trade development. Learn...
                                                                                                                                              25 October 2017

                                                                                                                                              Press Release: UNDP announces partnership with top universities to set development yardstick for impact investing

                                                                                                                                                The United Nations Development Programme announced a partnership with nine leading universities to develop a research agenda that will better leverage private investment to finance...
                                                                                                                                                25 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                Declaration from the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017

                                                                                                                                                  The World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17) convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 9 to 20 October 2017 following the kind invitation of the Government of...
                                                                                                                                                  24 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                  Transforming agriculture in Africa

                                                                                                                                                    From the African Development Bank The African rural world is one I know well. I grew out of rural poverty myself and went to a...
                                                                                                                                                    23 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                    Bridging the Digital Gender Divide – An Open Consultation at ITU

                                                                                                                                                      The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is holding an Open Consultation on Bridging the Digital Gender Divide. Following the instructions of Council Resolution 1344 (Mod. 2015), the 2017...
                                                                                                                                                      23 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                      Malcorra tells WTO members “there is life after Buenos Aires”

                                                                                                                                                        From the World Trade Organisation. The Chair of the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) told the organization’s members on 19 October they need to decide...
                                                                                                                                                        UN CEFACT single window
                                                                                                                                                        19 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                        UN/CEFACT Single window conference to address risks to global trade

                                                                                                                                                          Geneva, October 19, 2017 – Global trade facilitation experts will gather in Geneva, Switzerland, October 30 and 31 for the International Single Window Conference, the...
                                                                                                                                                          18 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                          China and Latin America and the Caribbean Must Advance Together Toward the Digital Revolution, the Green Economy, Job Creation and the Fight against Inequality: ECLAC

                                                                                                                                                            From the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean: The organization’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, spoke at the conclusion of the debates of the...
                                                                                                                                                            WCO working group on ecommerce
                                                                                                                                                            17 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                            WCO Working Group on ECommerce moves closer to providing new deliverables in the coming months

                                                                                                                                                              From the World Customs Organisation: Close to 200 delegates attended the second meeting of the WCO Working Group on E-Commerce (WGEC), held at WCO headquarters...
                                                                                                                                                              WCO working group on ecommerce
                                                                                                                                                              17 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                              ITFC provides US$ 45 Million in support of the Gambia energy sector

                                                                                                                                                                From the ITFC - original article here. Washington DC – The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)...
                                                                                                                                                                IATA and WCO Collaborate for improve eficiency
                                                                                                                                                                13 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                IATA-WCO Collaboration to Improve Air Cargo Efficiency and Security

                                                                                                                                                                  From the International Air Transport Association  (IATA) Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) announced that IATA's Cargo-XML messaging...
                                                                                                                                                                  13 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                  Jumia expands its lending program for small businesses across Africa

                                                                                                                                                                    From Tech Crunch. Original article here. Jumia, the dominant e-commerce company in sub-Saharan Africa, is expanding the small business loan program it launched earlier this year...
                                                                                                                                                                    Exploring blockchains transformative potential
                                                                                                                                                                    12 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    UNECE: Exploring the transformative potential of blockchain for sustainable development at the 30th UN/CEFACT Forum

                                                                                                                                                                      Blockchain is a rapidly evolving area of information technology with potential for huge benefits in terms of security, reliability and cost efficiency in the exchange...
                                                                                                                                                                      SME video competition - ICC and WTO
                                                                                                                                                                      12 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                      WTO: Small Businesses Going Global Video Challenge

                                                                                                                                                                        Small Businesses Going Global Video Challenge Google has partnered with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the WTO to launch a video competition inviting...
                                                                                                                                                                        UPU World Post Day
                                                                                                                                                                        12 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                        UPU: Guterres on World Post Day: Posts contribute to the SDGs

                                                                                                                                                                           The UN Secretary General’s remarks were read at a first of its kind ceremony organized by the UPU to celebrate the annual awareness day celebrated...
                                                                                                                                                                          Information society and the digital economy from the Association of Progressive Communications
                                                                                                                                                                          12 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                          The Association of Progressive Communications on the Information society and the digital economy.

                                                                                                                                                                          From the Association of Progressive Communications. This week’s post is the first of two on the digital economy. UNCTAD – the UN Conference on Trade...
                                                                                                                                                                          WTOecommerce - cross boarder trade talks
                                                                                                                                                                          10 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                          Consumers International: Making cross border e-commerce work for consumers?

                                                                                                                                                                          Consumers International's Advocacy manager Anna Glayzer reports back from last week's WTO Public Forum in Geneva and explains why e-commerce looks set to be the...
                                                                                                                                                                          SME Competitiveness focus image
                                                                                                                                                                          9 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                          ITC release SME Competitiveness Outlook 2017

                                                                                                                                                                            The International Trade Centre (ITC) have released the 2017 report on SME Competitiveness: The region: A door to global trade: This year’s report focuses on...
                                                                                                                                                                            eTrade Readiness Assessment
                                                                                                                                                                            6 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                            UNCTAD publishes eTrade Readiness Assessment for Samoa

                                                                                                                                                                            The UNCTAD ICT and Analysis Section publish the eTrade Readiness Assessment for Samoa. The team, who worked alongside Samoa to produce the report are pleased...
                                                                                                                                                                            4 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                            Luxembourg, Switzerland and Norway most ready to benefit from e-commerce

                                                                                                                                                                            For the third straight year, Luxembourg has held on to its position atop UNCTAD's ranking of 143 countries' capacity to support online shopping and other...
                                                                                                                                                                            Information Economy Report
                                                                                                                                                                            3 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                            UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2017

                                                                                                                                                                              The Information Economy Report: Digitalization, trade and development, has been published by the ICT and Analysis Section at UNCTAD. A forward by the Secretary General...
                                                                                                                                                                              2 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                              DiploFoundation: The GIP Digital Watch Observatory: Summary Report from WTO Public Forum 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                Trade: Behind the headlines’ was the theme of this year’s WTO Public Forum. Over 1500 policymakers, business representatives, NGOs, and academics met in Geneva, in...
                                                                                                                                                                                SME Competitiveness focus image
                                                                                                                                                                                29 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                AfDB approves US$200 million to IDC to support industrialisation projects in Africa.

                                                                                                                                                                                  The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a private sector multi-currency line of credit of US$ 100 million and...
                                                                                                                                                                                  29 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                  Five facts on what trade and technology really mean for jobs

                                                                                                                                                                                    Technology and trade have driven the global economy through a period of extraordinary growth and dynamism over the past quarter of a century but at...
                                                                                                                                                                                    29 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                    ITU: The New Call for the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2018 is launched!

                                                                                                                                                                                      The New Call for the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2018 is launched!   Call for New Entries:   Submitted activities will be reflected in the WSIS...
                                                                                                                                                                                      28 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                      The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018

                                                                                                                                                                                        Featuring the Global Competitiveness Index, the Report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 137 economies, providing unique insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. Discover...
                                                                                                                                                                                        28 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                        WTO launches 2017 World Trade Report on trade, technology and jobs

                                                                                                                                                                                          Discover the 2017 World Trade Report Technology and trade have propelled the global economy through a period of great dynamism over the past quarter of...
                                                                                                                                                                                          27 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                          WEF: Key outcomes of the Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                            Over 700 leaders came together to deliver on the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate agreement. The Summit showed how public...
                                                                                                                                                                                            26 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                            WTO Public Forum launch -“Trade: Behind the Headlines”

                                                                                                                                                                                              At a time when the debate on trade has rarely been as prominent or controversial, the WTO's 2017 Public Forum, "Trade: Behind the Headlines", offers...
                                                                                                                                                                                              26 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                              ITU 2017 Telecom World : visions for society’s smart digital transformation

                                                                                                                                                                                                ITU Telecom World got off to a roaring start Monday here in Busan, Republic of Korea with a powerful opening ceremony and a series of...
                                                                                                                                                                                                25 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                The World Bank: The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development

                                                                                                                                                                                                  How can developing countries continue to advance and reduce poverty when technology and globalization are changing the landscape of manufacturing? To find out more  ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                  21 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                  ICAO: Aviation Benefits 2017 Report – The importance of aviation on supporting the global economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aviation Benefits - IHLG Report  Aviation makes the dream and desire of being able to fly a reality. A strong and affordable global air transport...
                                                                                                                                                                                                  20 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                  NEPAD launches infrastructure financing for Africa initiative

                                                                                                                                                                                                  The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) – African Union’s economic development programme, gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market...
                                                                                                                                                                                                  20 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                  EU finance ministers agreed to develop new digital taxation rules

                                                                                                                                                                                                  The finance and economic affairs ministers of the EU member states discussed updating international tax rules for companies at their informal meeting in Tallinn today,...
                                                                                                                                                                                                  19 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                  ISOC: What does the future hold for the Internet? Discover the Global Internet Report 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Internet Society (ISOC) released its Global Internet Report 2017, entitled “Paths to our Digital Future.” ISOC is a global non-profit, established in 1992 and...
                                                                                                                                                                                                    15 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                    UNCTAD: The robots are coming: Mixing automation and austerity can threaten good jobs worldwide

                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Robots are threatening jobs in developed and emerging developing countries alike but, as with any new technology, there are opportunities as well as risks,” said...
                                                                                                                                                                                                    15 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ITC e-learning courses on Trade in services and E-Commerce for SMEs start soon. Register now!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ITC e-learning on trade in services starts on 18 September 2017. Register now! This course introduces participants to the different aspects of competitiveness in trade...
                                                                                                                                                                                                    15 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                    WEF: Finland has created a digital money system for refugees

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Like many European countries, Finland is hosting migrants who have made their way – often in dangerous circumstances – to Europe in the past few...
                                                                                                                                                                                                      15 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Are women entrepreneurs the key to global economic development?

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Why are women entrepreneurs important? Existing information shows that women-owned small and medium enterprises globally tend to be concentrated in overall low-profitability or low-growth sectors....
                                                                                                                                                                                                      UPU and Morocco Trade facilitation agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                                      15 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                      UPU, Morocco sign Trade Facilitation agreement

                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Universal Postal Union has signed an agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco to facilitate an Easy Export pilot project for the country. The project...
                                                                                                                                                                                                        14 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                        WEF: The Global Human Capital Report 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Human capital is a key factor for growth, development and competitiveness. Learning and working provide people with livelihoods, an opportunity to contribute to their societies...
                                                                                                                                                                                                          14 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ITU: Broadband playing increasingly important role in development, says new global report

                                                                                                                                                                                                            UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development releases annual country-by-country data on state of broadband access worldwide Achieving Internet for All Mobile networks have brought voice...
                                                                                                                                                                                                            12 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                            IDB: Application for the 2017 WeXchange Pitch Competition is Now Open

                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Pitch Competition is organized by MIF/IDB and NXTP Labs. The deadline is September 30 and applications are open to high-growth women entrepreneurs in Latin...
                                                                                                                                                                                                            12 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                            ITC support helps Bangladeshi 3D visualization company land major Swedish deal

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Latitude-23 travelled to Stockholm for a B2B meeting and returned to Bangladesh with a 3D furniture-modelling contract for one of the world’s most valuable brands....
                                                                                                                                                                                                              11 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                              UNESCAP and ADB: Better Trade Facilitation Could Reduce Trade Costs in Asia by Up to 9% Annually — Report

                                                                                                                                                                                                                A new report on TRADE FACILITATION AND BETTER CONNECTIVITY FOR AN INCLUSIVE ASIA AND PACIFIC YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA (5 September 2017) Improved trade facilitation — the simplification,...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The major challenges SMEs face when exporting abroad

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Discover what it takes for a small business in a developing country to export- including through digital channels. There are many challenges faced by small...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A bibliography of recent writings related to the work of UNCITRAL is now available

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The monthly compilation for August of the bibliography of recent writings related to the work of UNCITRAL is now available. To know more www.uncitral.org.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DiploFoundation joins the eTrade for All initiative

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DiploFoundation has become a member of the eTrade for All initiative, launched during the 2017 UNCTAD E-commerce Week. The initiative aims to expand the positive...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WTO: Forecasting infrastructure investment needs for 50 countries, 7 sectors through 2040

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Global Infrastructure Outlook is a landmark country-based online tool and report developed by the Global Infrastructure Hub with Oxford Economics, which forecasts infrastructure investment...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Discover the Digital Watch Newsletter, from the Geneva Internet Platform

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Discover here a digest of the digital policy trends for July and August 2017 decoded, contextualized and analyzed for you by Digital Watch Observatory, Geneva Internet...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bangladesh, Cambodia and China sign new UN treaty to strengthen digital trade in Asia-Pacific

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bangladesh, Cambodia and China today signed the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific, a new United Nations treaty...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            22 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beyond Fintech: A Pragmatic Assessment Of Disruptive Potential In Financial Services

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Read there full report here For years Fintech has been the hottest topic of discussion in financial services, with incumbents, regulators, and consumers all asking...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              22 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How is digitalization changing Asia?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By YONGFU HUANG Over recent years Asia and the Pacific has been turned from a digital factory reliant on cheap labor into a digital hub...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              22 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Public-Private Priorities for Aid for Trade in the Digital Era

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Business for eTrade Development, the private sector advisory group launched to guide eTrade for All and fuel public-private partnerships on ecommerce development, has launched its...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                21 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The DiploFoundation has just joined eTrade for all

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The DiploFoundation announced today their membership to the eTrade for all partnership. 25 members are now sharing the same vision to ensure that developing countries...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                21 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ITU: ICT Facts and Figures 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ITU Facts and Figures shows that mobile broadband is more affordable than fixed broadband, mobile-broadband subscriptions have grown more than 20% annually in the last...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  17 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Everyone anywhere can now start an EU company with Passport

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Paymentwall today launches Passport in a partnership with Estonia’s e-Residency program to help entrepreneurs from around the world establish and manage a business in the...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ITC Partnering with Japan to connect displaced Syrian women to markets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Traditional designs made by Syrian artisans are featured during the Fêtes de Genève to attract international buyers. by ITC News Buying goods and doing good...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Connecting the dots for sustainable development: e-commerce and the SDG’s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Connecting the dots for sustainable development Written by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD With a few swipes on a smartphone or clicks on a computer,...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The new trade order and the fresh stimulus of e-commerce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The new trade order Bangkok Post (Thailand), Erich Parpart, 7 August 2017 We're now in a China-led world where support for free trade and multilateral...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      UNCTAD adviser, AlibabGroup’s Jack Ma, launches US$10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WCO to unveil norms for e-commerce trade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WCO to unveil norms for e-commerce trade New Delhi,BUSINESS Customs body aims to address digital divide, illegal trade The World Customs Organization (WCO) will soon...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "E-commerce has the potential to make a difference for development. But this will only be the case if we move faster, react better and move...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          27 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Tech Revolution That’s Changing How We Measure Poverty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The world has an ambitious goal to end extreme poverty by 2030. But, without good poverty data, it is impossible to know whether we are...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            17 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ICT, Women and Digital Divide – Public-Private dialogue. Watch the inspiring messages of two Senior level professionals from the institutional and the business side

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We have asked Mr. Cosmas Zavazava and Mr. James Kenneth Lockett, coming from the institutional and the business side to share with us their expectations...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UN Commission on International Trade Law adopts the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                VIENNA, 17 July (UN Information Service) –, The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) adopted the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Strategic agreement sign with Tunisia and UPU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                14 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                E-commerce in Africa: Strategic agreement signed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Universal Postal Union and Tunisia signed an agreement on Tuesday for the development of e-commerce in the country under the Ecom@Africa project initiative. UPU...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WSIS Forum 2017: Outcomes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WSIS Forum 2017: Key Achievements (Announcements, Launches, Agreements, Commitments)   UNGIS reiterated commitment to the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines and alignment of the WSIS...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    La fintech se popularise surtout dans les pays émergents

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Selon une étude, les Chinois sont les principaux utilisateurs d'applications financières. L'Inde suit, tandis que les pays développés sont à la traîne Plus de deux...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Harnessing Digitalisation – featuring in the G20 Leaders´ Declaration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Harnessing Digitalisation: Digital transformation is a driving force of global, innovative, inclusive and sustainable growth and can contribute to reducing inequality and achieving the goals...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WCO supports the West and Central Africa Region on Digital Customs & E-Commerce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The World Customs Organization (WCO) with the support from the Japanese Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan) and the Burkina Faso General Directorate of Customs will conduct a Regional Workshop...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EL COMERCIO DIGITAL SEA MÁS INCLUSIVO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          IDB: How can we make digital trade more inclusive?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          From the Inter-American Development Bank: The rapid growth of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) is changing the way we do business,...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Exclusive interview with Ms. Mere Falemaka on E-Commerce in Pacific Islands Region – Challenges and opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mui4bfcUG6g Ms. Mere Falemaka, Permanent Representative of the Pacific Islands Forum to the WTO in Geneva, shared with us some precious insights about the specificities...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Release of the African Economic Outlook 2017 edition: Special theme – Entrepreneurship and Industrialisation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The annual African Economic Outlook (AEO) monitors the continent’s state of affairs using a collaborative approach. The AEO assesses the recent economic and social situation...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Digital radically changes global investment patterns. Exclusive interview with Mr. Richard Bolwijn, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Discover here our interview with Mr. Richard Bolwijn, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD Mr. Richard Bolwijn, a Senior staff member from the Division on Investment and...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                29 June 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The World Economic Forum (WEF) joins eTrade for all

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The World Economic Forum is the 24th member, since the creation of the eTrade for all initiative in July 2016, to join efforts to help...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                22 June 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The latest iteration of the Global Cyber-security Index (GCI). Estonia ranks best in Europe…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Estonian cyber-security ranks best in Europe, fifth in the world Estonia's cyber-space estate has been ranked as having the best cyber-security in Europe, and the...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  22 June 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Digital Trade in Europe and Central Asia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Internet has increased firms’ potential to produce new goods and services, and serve new markets in Europe and Central Asia. The Internet greatly increases...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20 June 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Realising the potential of Africa’s youth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "UNCTAD is proud to partner with the Government of Rwanda to champion youth technology entrepreneurship across the continent", said UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi. "It is...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13 June 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      eTrade for all recognized as a Champion at the WSIS Prizes 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WSIS Prizes honor outstanding projects that leverage the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to accelerate socio-economic development.     With over 1.1 million...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9 June 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As booming digital economy sprints past poor countries, UN report urges closing investment divide

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7 June 2017 Even though digital multinational enterprises – Internet and e-commerce platforms such as Uber, Instagram and Facebook – witnessed “dramatic” growth over the...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 June 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      UN highlights critical role of science, technology and innovation in achieving the SDGs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 June 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A new banking and bookkeeping digital solution available for e-Residency programme members

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Last week, Holvi, a Finnish financial institution and e-Residency launched a partnership that will provide access to EU business banking to everyone in the world who...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        30 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ITC Trade Compass: Innovating with young entrepreneurs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In this episode of Trade Compass, we think outside the box to explore innovative ideas, combining creativity and technology:http://bit.ly/2r40YOY - Hear from Dulith Herath, CEO...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          20 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The ITU data visualisation tool is a solution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The ITUdata visualisation toolis a solution in the TradeForAll area of ICT infrastructure and services - Try it! http://www.itu.int/net4/ITU-D/idi/2016/index.html
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            18 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Inclusive E-Commerce: UNCTAD E-Commerce Week Interviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              E-commerce offers growth potential for the postal industry – but certain barriers must be overcome. Hear from the experience of Mr. Bishar Abdirahman Hussein -...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              eTrade for all WSIS Prizes 2017 Champion!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Out of 345 nominated ICT success stories from around the world for the Online Voting Phase (30 March – 30 April), following a comprehensive review by...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Global survey reveals that most people are ill equipped to deal with ransomware

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday’s ransomware attack, which affected 200,000 computer systems in 150 countries and crippled hospitals across the United Kingdom, is a frightening reminder of how much...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UNCTAD, business, governments & civil society work together to develop the best strategies for inclusive e-commerce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mukhisa Kituyi and Jack Ma through the lens of a youth representative. Under the theme of "Towards Inclusive E-Commerce", over 900 people from 99 countries...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WITSA A Proud Partner of the Newly Launched eTrade for All Online Platform

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WITSA A Proud Partner of the Newly Launched eTrade for All Online Platform Chairman and Secretary General participate in first gathering of stakeholders of the...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              E-Commerce Serving Mostly Rich Economies; UNCTAD Launches Online Platform For Inclusivity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Electronic commerce is booming but mostly for high income economies, speakers said at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which is holding...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UN and e-Residency join forces to empower entrepreneurs in the developing world

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has gathered global policy makers and leading entrepreneurs in Geneva for e-Commerce Week. They’ll hear how Estonia’s...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UNCTAD e-commerce Week 2017: Putting people at the heart of the digital economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Consumers International Blog (Switzerland), 26 April 2017 To mark UNCTAD e-commerce week (24-28 April 2017), Consumers International’s Director General Amanda Long outlines the need for...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 May 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friends of E-commerce for Development Launch Roadmap for International Trade and Development Policy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The ministers from Friends of E-commerce for Development (FED) members, namely Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, acknowledged E-Commerce...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              18 April 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WSIS Prizes 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WSIS Prizes is a unique international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              18 April 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Measuring the environment for e-commerce: A new tool

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In order to promote e-commerce for development, policymakers and analysts increasingly want to know what the conditions are in their countries to support online business...