23 abril 2019

ITU – Caribbean Girls Hack events show digital skills momentum

    By Nicole Pitter-Patterson and Bridget Lewis, Co-Founders of SheLeadsIT With International Girls in ICT Day 2019 approaching this week, we are happy to share with the global ITU...
    23 abril 2019

    ADB – ‘My mother told me to dare.’ Inspiring stories from high-level African Development Bank women’s summit

      Nafissa Hamidou Abdoulaye has been praised far and wide for her ground-breaking work in agriculture, but securing financing has been an uphill battle. That was...
      20 abril 2019

      ITC – Sénégal : Faciliter l’intégration des femmes dans l’économie grâce au numérique

        18 abril 2019

        ITU – How the Broadband Commission is working to ensure meaningful connectivity for all

          Today, more than half of the world’s population is using the Internet. Around the world, the percentage of people using the Internet is on the rise, with...
          18 abril 2019

          EIF – KEMVICHET LONG: ON HELPING CAMBODIA’S BUSINESSES ENTER THE GLOBAL ECOMMERCE MARKETPLACE

            During UNCTAD’s Ecommerce Week in April 2019, Deputy Director General for International Trade at the Cambodia Ministry of Commerce talks all things e-trade What is the current...
            16 abril 2019

            ITU – WSIS Action Lines on tech for good are considered key UN framework for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

              Ministerial Round Table at 10th World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, 8-12 April 2019, emphasized the importance of the WSIS Action Lines – on...
              16 abril 2019

              WTO – Report sheds light on impact of digital technologies on global value chains

                Global value chains (GVCs) have regained momentum in recent years, leading to the creation of new jobs and increased prosperity, especially in developing economies, according...
                16 abril 2019

                Ecommerce Africa Forum – Investing in African Start-ups

                Partech Africa’s 2018 annual report says African tech startups raised US$1.163bn in 2018. The report’s data, from 146 African startups covering equity deals in 164...
                15 abril 2019

                ITU – Why we need a ‘whole-of-government’ approach to digital investments

                  By Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau; and Kate Wilson, CEO of the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) *The below text is the...
                  12 abril 2019

                  EIF – Bhutan’s potato ‘stock market’ goes online

                    The beginnings of the New York Stock Exchange and the Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan (RSEBL) may have more in common than you might expect....
                    12 abril 2019

                    ITU – EQUALS in Tech Awards call for projects that promote ‘Women in Tech’ and ‘Girls in ICT’

                      By ITU News The EQUALS Global Partnership is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 EQUALS in Tech Awards. Each year, groundbreaking...
                      12 abril 2019

                      ITU – WSIS FORUM 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

                        First highlights video from the WSIS FORUM 2019, ITU, Geneva, Switzerland.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuaHt3syGJc&feature=youtu.be
                        11 abril 2019

                        EU – Digital Day 2019

                          The third edition of the Digital Day will enable the EU and interested Member States to pool resources to accelerate digital developments in key areas...
                          10 abril 2019

                          News Express – E-commerce will boost Africa free trade: UN Trade Agency

                          “E-commerce has the potential to lift intra-African trade from the current rate of 18% and to boost Africa’s share of global trade, currently estimated at...
                          10 abril 2019

                          WTO – DG Azevêdo: The conversation on digital trade and e-commerce concerns us all

                            Speaking at a session entitled “Global regulation of digital trade and e-commerce: What is needed?” organized by the Danish Government on 1 April during UNCTAD’s...
                            8 abril 2019

                            UNCTAD – Countries discuss proposed WTO talks to boost e-commerce

                              UNCTAD is ready to support developing countries to maximize the development benefits of e-commerce, as they mull over proposed negotiations within the WTO. UNCTAD stands...
                              7 abril 2019

                              ITC – New #ITCbooks: Joining forces for e-commerce: How small African firms succeed with collaborative business models

                                Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa can tackle e-commerce barriers such as formalization, e-payments and delivery by joining forces through collaborative business models. This...
                                5 abril 2019

                                Five ways to increase trust in e-commerce

                                  Trust between consumers and suppliers is often a bigger issue online than it is offline. Online, there is a limit to both physical interaction and...
                                  5 abril 2019

                                  Network to connect women e-commerce leaders launched

                                    UNCTAD has launched a new network for women leaders in e-commerce, aiming to raise their profile, including in policy processes. Digital transformation is a gamechanger....
                                    30 marzo 2019

                                    Global e-commerce sales surged to $29 trillion (UNCTAD)

                                      One quarter of the world's population purchased goods online in 2017, a 12% jump from the previous year. Global e-commerce sales grew 13% in 2017,...
                                      27 marzo 2019

                                      ECommerce At Center Of Global Summit

                                      The lack of development aid earmarked to help poorer countries build the infrastructure and skills they need to adapt to the digital economy raises profound...
                                      27 marzo 2019

                                      ‘AI for Good’ or scary AI?

                                        By Neil Sahota and Michael Ashley, authors of ‘Own the A.I. Revolution’ Some futurists fear Artificial Intelligence (AI), perhaps understandably. After all, AI appears in...
                                        27 marzo 2019

                                        How the consolidation of tech providers is impacting innovation

                                        When Facebook was hit with the Cambridge Analytica scandal in March of last year, the backlash was swift and brutal. The scandal was unlike anything...
                                        26 marzo 2019

                                        New initiative aims at transforming economic lives of women in Least Developed Countries

                                        Across the world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs), women continue to face constraints that limit their participation in trade. A just-launched initiative is exclusively targeting...
                                        22 marzo 2019

                                        Can developing nations compete in a digital world (UNCTAD)?

                                          People want in on e-commerce for simple reasons - choice, ease, speed, cost, convenience. Yet not everyone benefits equally, especially in least developed countries. Life...
                                          19 marzo 2019

                                          How will AI accelerate sustainable development? Find out at the AI for Good Global Summit.

                                            Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken giant leaps forward in recent years, inspiring growing confidence in AI’s ability to assist in solving some of humanity’s greatest...
                                            18 marzo 2019

                                            Consumer protection remains a cornerstone of development

                                              UNCTAD marks World Consumer Rights Day with a reminder that faulty products cost lives and dupe families out of much-needed income. The recent news that...
                                              15 marzo 2019

                                              World Consumer Rights Day 2019: Trusted Smart Products

                                                Our theme for World Consumer Rights Day 2019 will be ‘Trusted Smart Products’. From smart phones to wearable fitness trackers, to voice-activated assistants and smart TVs, many...
                                                15 marzo 2019

                                                WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Grow by 12% to Reach New Record in 2018

                                                  Trademark owners filed a record 3,447 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center in 2018 as businesses reacted...
                                                  15 marzo 2019

                                                  Youth prioritized as sustainable development innovators

                                                    A recent UNCTAD report highlights young people's voices and ideas for achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Issues impacting the youth – and...
                                                    13 marzo 2019

                                                    What could be the architecture that unlocks the true value of IoT-enabled Data Marketplaces?

                                                      By Omar Elloumi, Chair, Smart Cities, AIOTI; Tom De Block, Chair, Distributed Ledger Technologies, AIOTI; Natalie Samovich, Chair, Smart Energy, AIOTI Data Marketplaces enabling the...
                                                      7 marzo 2019

                                                      E-commerce is fuelling Asia’s air freight

                                                      It is never night on the sun. As the main manufacturing hub for the rest of the world, Asia’s role in the world economy is...
                                                      5 marzo 2019

                                                      Consolidation in the Internet Economy

                                                        The Internet economy, as understood in this report, is broadly defined as the economic activities that either support the Internet or are fundamentally dependent on the...
                                                        1 marzo 2019

                                                        WEF – In manufacturing’s digital dream, lies a lot of hope

                                                        Indian manufacturing industries are excitedly stepping up to adopt digital technology, but it’s not going to be easy as they will have to grapple with...
                                                        28 febrero 2019

                                                        DiploFoundation – New online course: Artificial Intelligence: Technology, Governance, and Policy Frameworks

                                                          Artificial intelligence has developed significantly in recent years, and is increasingly part of everyday life. Interactive voice assistants in our mobile phones, targeted online advertisement,...
                                                          28 febrero 2019

                                                          Estonia E-Residency Programme: Call for participants from around the world for Career Hunt 2019 – Rocket your IT career straight to the Nordic tech hub

                                                            The Work in Estonia programme is again offering an opportunity for 25 candidates from around the world to fly to Tallinn, Estonia, and join an all-inclusive...
                                                            28 febrero 2019

                                                            ITU – Empowering women in technology for a truly equal society: Doreen Bogdan-Martin

                                                              By Doreen Bogdan-Martin This article was adapted from a speech delivered by Ms Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) on 28...
                                                              27 febrero 2019

                                                              Internet Society Launches Research Project to Understand the Effects of Consolidation in the Internet Economy

                                                                WASHINGTON, DC – February 26, 2019–The Internet Society (ISOC), a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet, today...
                                                                26 febrero 2019

                                                                ITC – Gaza youth find business success with new digital skills

                                                                  Palestinian youth secure sales of $40,000 after ITC training course on graphic design and digital marketing     Palestinian youth and refugees in the Gaza...
                                                                  25 febrero 2019

                                                                  Consumers International launches Trust by Design Guidelines for consumer IoT

                                                                    Consumers International has launched a new set of principles and guidelines to help manufacturers create safe and trusted smart devices for consumers – sometimes known...
                                                                    25 febrero 2019

                                                                    WEF – Kenyans turn to digital careers as technology alters job market

                                                                    Three years ago, fisherman Bernad Mulobi had his first experience with a smartphone, and it completely changed his life. While fishing in Kiaoni village, Machakos...
                                                                    19 febrero 2019

                                                                    News from the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

                                                                      As the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation recently concluded its second in-person meeting, we wanted to take this opportunity to look back on the process so...
                                                                      18 febrero 2019

                                                                      Luxembourg Passes Blockchain Framework Bill Into Law

                                                                      Luxembourg lawmakers have passed bill 7363 into law, facilitating the use of blockchain technology in financial services, according to an official announcement published by the country’s parliament, the Chamber of...
                                                                      14 febrero 2019

                                                                      EU negotiators agree to set up new European rules to improve fairness of online platforms’ trading practices

                                                                      Yesterday evening the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission reached a political deal on the first-ever rules aimed at...
                                                                      12 febrero 2019

                                                                      Helena Leurent will be the new Director General of Consumers International

                                                                        Consumers International is delighted to confirm that Helena Leurent has been appointed as Amanda Long’s successor as Director General. Currently a member of the Executive Committee at...
                                                                        11 febrero 2019

                                                                        UN Regional Commissions launch 3rd UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation

                                                                          The third United Nations Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation 2019 has been launched by UNECE and its four counterpart United Nations Regional Commissions (UNRCs)...
                                                                          4 febrero 2019

                                                                          Mobile applications for the postal sector

                                                                              Increased access to mobile phones offers the world’s citizens a tremendous opportunity to participate in the digital economy through e-commerce, e-finance or e-government, regardless...
                                                                            1 febrero 2019

                                                                            Innovation is not simply driven by technology, it is about agility

                                                                               Interview with Daniel Nieto, UPU’s Digital Inclusion and Policy Expert Q 1: Please could you explain something about your role at the Universal Postal Union?...
                                                                              31 enero 2019

                                                                              Malaysia, ITC and Commonwealth Secretariat to host dialogue on women in the digital economy and trade

                                                                                Kuala Lumpur event to launch work on ITC’s SheTrades Outlook and the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda (Kuala Lumpur/Geneva) – The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the...
                                                                                31 enero 2019

                                                                                WIPO’s First “Technology Trends” Study Probes Artificial Intelligence: IBM and Microsoft are Leaders Amid Recent Global Upsurge in AI Inventive Activity

                                                                                  A new WIPO flagship study has documented a massive recent surge in artificial intelligence-based inventions, with U.S.-based companies IBM and Microsoft leading the pack as...
                                                                                  30 enero 2019

                                                                                  ITU – Unique, legal and digital: Three characteristics of ID crucial to financial inclusion

                                                                                    “There are still a billion people, half of them in Africa, without reliable means of proving their identity,” says Sharmista Appaya, Senior Financial Sector Specialist...
                                                                                    29 enero 2019

                                                                                    ITU – Time to eliminate the password: New report on next-generation authentication for digital financial services

                                                                                      “We don’t want digital financial services to be built on the wrong foundation, which is the password,” says Abbie Barbir, Rapporteur for ITU standardization work...
                                                                                      28 enero 2019

                                                                                      António Guterres: Read the UN Secretary-General’s Davos speech in full

                                                                                        'We are in a world in which global challenges are more and more integrated, and the responses are more and more fragmented, and if this...
                                                                                        28 enero 2019

                                                                                        How ITU is partnering to boost digital financial inclusion

                                                                                          “There are 1.7 billion people, adults today, who do not have any access to financial services, and the same people, or 1.2 billion , have...
                                                                                          26 enero 2019

                                                                                          World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: Digitalizing Emerging Markets

                                                                                            Follow the Davos session on Digitalizing Emerging Markets:   MORE ABOUT THIS VIDEO 
                                                                                            25 enero 2019

                                                                                            WTO DG Azevêdo meets ministers in Davos: discussions focus on reform; progress on e-commerce

                                                                                              Participating in a series of ministerial discussions during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos this week, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reviewed the challenges and...
                                                                                              25 enero 2019

                                                                                              Why we need a new circular economy for electronics

                                                                                                By Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General; and Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization ​​​​​​​​ Humankind’s insatiable demand and consumption of electronic devices is creating...
                                                                                                25 enero 2019

                                                                                                Message from the World Customs Organization – International Customs Day 2019

                                                                                                  Traditionally, to mark International Customs Day (ICD) each year, the WCO Secretariat dedicates a theme that is pertinent to the challenges facing the global Customs...
                                                                                                  25 enero 2019

                                                                                                  Make it convenient, make it credible

                                                                                                    We’re living in a time of disruptive technologies evolving at an exponential pace. Today, you can enjoy an Impossible Burger (meat industry disrupted) delivered by...
                                                                                                    24 enero 2019

                                                                                                    Are you a woman entrepreneur seeking finance? Register at SheTrades.com!

                                                                                                      The International Trade Centre’s SheTrades initiative aims to connect 3 million women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses to international markets by 2021. Under the umbrella of...
                                                                                                      24 enero 2019

                                                                                                      Power of the Post shown in new UPU/Tunisian government project streamlining export processes for small businesses across Tunisia

                                                                                                          Berne, 21 January. Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Bishar A. Hussein today attended the launch in the Tunisian city of Kairouan...
                                                                                                        24 enero 2019

                                                                                                        Reaching the Digital Economy’s Last Mile

                                                                                                        FINANCIAL INCLUSION How global companies can help advance digital financial inclusion of consumers, employees and entrepreneurs in developing economies. By: Dan Salazar Over the last decade,...
                                                                                                        24 enero 2019

                                                                                                        E-commerce and Developing Countries: The South Asian Experience

                                                                                                          The evolution of Electronic Commerce or E-Commerce has brought about a significant change in the way business is conducted across the globe. The e-commerce which emerged...
                                                                                                          23 enero 2019

                                                                                                          Davos participants call for digital trade deal

                                                                                                            Digitalisation is transforming the global economy Image: REUTERS/Pascal Lauener By Kimberley BotwrightCommunity Lead, International Trade and Investment, , World Economic Forum “Digitalisation is transforming the...
                                                                                                            21 enero 2019

                                                                                                            How e-commerce supports African business growth

                                                                                                            Africa’s booming e-commerce sector can not only jump-start small businesses but also help large companies enter a market full of energized consumers. Africa has one...
                                                                                                            21 enero 2019

                                                                                                            Smart Villages: Empowering rural communities in ‘Niger 2.0’

                                                                                                              By ITU News The Republic of Niger is a country with a young population living mostly in rural, remote and hard-to-reach areas. And Niger is...
                                                                                                              18 enero 2019

                                                                                                              How Konga is Bridging E-Commerce Gap for Millions of Unreached, Under-Served Nigerians

                                                                                                                For a population of over 190 million, it is perhaps shocking to countenance the fact that about 70% of Nigerians – a whopping 130...
                                                                                                              17 enero 2019

                                                                                                              To keep track of the SDGs, we need a data revolution

                                                                                                                By Steve MacFeely  Chief Statistician, UNCTAD Many of our greatest advances have come from unofficial or 'amateur' scientists. Now we need their help again. Image:...
                                                                                                                16 enero 2019

                                                                                                                UPU looks back to move forward

                                                                                                                   Last year saw the Universal Postal Union continue to redefine itself for the 21st Century and reaffirm its pivotal role as the global voice of...
                                                                                                                  11 enero 2019

                                                                                                                  ASEAN: E-commerce set to dominate the region in 2019

                                                                                                                    2018 was the year e-commerce established itself as one of the region’s fastest growing sectors.Over the past three years, it has been the most dynamic sector...
                                                                                                                    7 enero 2019

                                                                                                                    How Blockchain can revolutionize the energy industry in Africa

                                                                                                                      By Nsikak John, Founder, Kahn StudiosBlockchain technology allows residents with solar PV panels to sell excess energy to other residentsIn Africa, the demand for electricity largely exceeds...
                                                                                                                      7 enero 2019

                                                                                                                      Estonia goes digital to end bureaucracy

                                                                                                                      Everything from birth certificates to drug prescriptions can be obtained online  A card shows all the details to be inputted online to register the birth of...
                                                                                                                      1 enero 2019

                                                                                                                      eTrade for all – Our warmest wishes for a happy and healthy new year 2019!

                                                                                                                        Dear eTrade for all community,On behalf of the whole team, we wish you a happy and healthy 2019 year!We look forward to creating new synergies...