10 October 2019

WTO World Trade Report sees increasing role for services trade, need for global cooperation

    The 2019 edition of the WTO’s World Trade Report highlights that services have become the most dynamic component of international trade and that its role...
    9 October 2019

    WTO DG Azevêdo says trading system needs to adapt to a rapidly changing world

      In his welcome remarks to the Opening Plenary of the 2019 Public Forum on 8 October, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo underscored the need to adapt...
      5 October 2019

      Samoa Pathway Mid-Term Review: How tech is helping small island countries

        *The following is the Executive Summary of ITU’s new report entitled “Small island developing states (SIDS) and ICTs: Mid-term review of the Samoa Pathway.”   Information...
        2 October 2019

        WIPO DG Francis Gurry highlights organization’s achievements, outlines challenges raised by new technologies

          WIPO Director General Francis Gurry reported excellent results in the Organization’s global intellectual property (IP) services and finances while noting that record demand for IP rights, driven by...
          2 October 2019

          ITU issues guidance on the adoption of blockchain

            “We are providing potential blockchain adopters with a clear view of this new technology and how it could best be applied,” says Wei Kai, China...
            1 October 2019

            ITC – Women in Europe largely under-represented in international trade, study finds

            Only 20% of exporting companies in the European Union are owned, led or managed by women. Women are under-represented among EU companies in the agriculture...
            27 September 2019

            UN Secretary-General’s task force issues interim report of findings on power of fintech to advance sustainable development

              Report from public/private consortium reflects months of intensive global consultations, calls for policy and governance to empower “citizen financiers” United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) chief...
              25 September 2019

              UNCTAD unveils 7 top advocates for women in tech, e-commerce

                The tech and e-commerce industry remains a male-dominated playing field globally, but a surge in women demanding a seat at the table – and delivering...
                24 September 2019

                ITU – New study shows economic impact of broadband on least-developed, landlocked and small island nations

                  Least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS)’ constitute 91 of the world’s most vulnerable nations. Some of them...