18 diciembre 2018

Africa e-commerce summit concludes with manifesto to boost digital economy

The inaugural Africa e-commerce conference that took place in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi concluded late Friday with delegates adopting a manifesto to inject vitality...
17 diciembre 2018

ISOC – Developing Community Networks in Northern Brazil: Strengthening Marginalized Communities

Our aim is to contribute to the growth and improvement of community networks policies and practices in Brazilian rural areas by strengthening marginalized movements and...
17 diciembre 2018

ITU- Smart data’ to help bring the world’s remaining 3.7 billion people online

    More than 90% of the world now can access the Internet through a 3G or higher quality network.However, the latest data from ITU estimates that only 51.2% of the...
    17 diciembre 2018

    UNCTAD – Future of Africa e-commerce looks bright as Nairobi event ends

      Africa’s next steps on the path to engaging in and benefitting from e-commerce were outlined on 14 December by UNCTAD in its Nairobi Manifesto on the...
      17 diciembre 2018

      ITC – Kenya women entrepreneurs go global during Africa e-Commerce Week

        ITC and eBay help connect 50 women-owned business connect to global marketplace as part of SheTrades initiativeDigital platforms are playing an increasing role in ensuring...
        14 diciembre 2018

        UNCTAD – East African bloc agrees to make trade cheaper, faster and simpler

          Meeting in Nairobi, East African Community ministers pledge to undertake trade facilitation reforms in line with continental and WTO agreements.Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic...
          14 diciembre 2018

          ITFC and UNCTAD: Post-conflict Iraq to build e-commerce future with UNCTAD help

            International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation and UNCTAD sign partnership agreement to support a diagnosis of e-commerce readiness in the Republic of Iraq.Iraq’s ambassador to Kenya...
            13 diciembre 2018

            UNCTAD – Is the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement an enabler of e-Commerce?

              Written by Arántzazu Sánchez Article No. 27  After more than a decade of negotiations, the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement entered into force in February 2017. With...
              13 diciembre 2018

              UNCTAD – Mobile money holds key to financial inclusion in Africa, experts say

                Bringing banking to more Africans means aligning public and private sector objectives and exploiting the gains made by mobile money payment solutions.Sending and receiving money...
                13 diciembre 2018

                ITU – WSIS – Open Consultation Process on Shaping the Themes and Format of WSIS Forum 2019

                  The WSIS Forum is the only event of its kind where the programme and agenda are completely crowdsourced. Therefore, as organizers, ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and...
                  13 diciembre 2018

                  WEF – Digitisation, the future of workforce

                  Automation, digital platforms and other innovations are changing the basic nature of the world economy and bringing about a tectonic shift in the upcoming career...
                  12 diciembre 2018

                  ITU – Four ways countries can optimize ICT data to maximize social impact

                    Most policy-makers would agree that information and communication technologies (ICTs) can accelerate progress on all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. But they...
                    11 diciembre 2018

                    UNCTAD – Mauritius first for online shopping readiness in Africa

                      Island nation ranks 55th globally in UNCTAD's Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index which rates countries for their readiness to trade online. Mauritius has been ranked the most...
                      11 diciembre 2018

                      ITU – We can engineer a better future for women in tech: Doreen Bogdan-Martin

                        By Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director-elect of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau.I am a woman in tech. I’m also a telecommunication expert, a ham radio operator, career leader in...
                        11 diciembre 2018

                        UNCTAD – Tear down barriers and African e-commerce will thrive, say CEOs

                          Barriers to domestic and cross-border e-commerce in Africa and how to lower them were thrashed out by business and government leaders on 11 December at...
                          11 diciembre 2018

                          UNCTAD – President of Kenya opens UNCTAD e-commerce event in Nairobi

                            The president of host country Kenya welcomes UNCTAD's Africa eCommerce Week to Nairobi as dignitaries look toward empowering African economies in the digital era.President Uhuru...
                            11 diciembre 2018

                            UNCTAD – Madagascar, Uganda and Zambia set to exploit digital economy opportunities

                              UNCTAD publishes new Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessments of three African countries during Africa eCommerce Week in Nairobi, Kenya.obile connectivity is fueling e-commerce in Madagascar, Uganda...
                              10 diciembre 2018

                              EIF in partnership with GTPA : Building skills for the digital economy @ Africa eCommerce Week

                                The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) is delighted to partner with the EIF Programme on a session focussed on building skills for the digital economy through education,...
                                10 diciembre 2018

                                Developing new trade opportunities through digital channels

                                  Working together with small and medium sized enterprises, the International Trade Centre has produced two online platforms to increase competitiveness in the West African Economic...
                                  8 diciembre 2018

                                  ITU releases 2018 global and regional ICT estimates

                                    ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), estimates that at the end of 2018, 51.2 per cent of the global...
                                    7 diciembre 2018

                                    ITU: Women shaping tech – and our world’s future – at TEDxPlaceDesNationsWomen

                                      Ten inspirational leaders in gender equality brought the spirit of “Ideas Worth Spreading” to the United Nations headquarters in Geneva this week during the TEDxPlaceDesNationsWomen event, where...
                                      7 diciembre 2018

                                      UNCTAD – Consumer protection and digital platforms: Sludge, nudge and other consumer trends

                                        When online purchases go well, everyone – enterprise and end-user – is happy.But when they go wrong, what can you do and who can help?Protecting...
                                        7 diciembre 2018

                                        ITC – Strengthening women-owned businesses in Central America – online market potential

                                          The International Trade Centre (ITC) recently launched the project: ‘Central America: Linking women business enterprises (WBEs) with the global gifts and home decoration market’, which...
                                          7 diciembre 2018

                                          New ITU statistics show more than half the world is now using the Internet

                                            New ITU estimates show that the world has reached an important milestone for connecting people to the benefits of today’s digital economy: More than half...
                                            7 diciembre 2018

                                            ITC – Rwandan businesses eye e-commerce success

                                              The ITC has launched a project to help Rwandan MSMEs connect to international markets and sell online.Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Rwanda are...
                                              7 diciembre 2018

                                              ITC @ Africa eCommerce week Exploring digital innovation and new opportunities for eCommerce in African

                                                The International Trade Centre (ITC) will this week join the first Africa eCommerce Week, which is being organized in in Nairobi, Kenya, on 10-14 December. Under...
                                                6 diciembre 2018

                                                Bahrain enacts the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records

                                                  The MLETR gives legal recognition to the use of electronically transferable records that are functionally equivalent to transferable documents and instruments such as bills of...
                                                  5 diciembre 2018

                                                  UNCTAD – Africa eCommerce Dialogue: Masoko – Our dream for powering Africa’s e-commerce

                                                    The “digital era” is powered by different factors and actors in which telcos, banks, media, and technology companies are playing different but interdependent roles. Internet...
                                                    2 diciembre 2018

                                                    ISOC – A Critical First Step for IoT Security in Senegal

                                                    As barriers to entry start to fall, the Internet of Things (IoT) industry could provide Africa with an opportunity to build a brighter economic future....
                                                    2 diciembre 2018

                                                    ITC – Developing new trade opportunities through digital channels

                                                      Working together with small and medium-sized enterprises, the International Trade Centre has produced two online platforms to increase competitiveness in the West African Economic and...
                                                      27 noviembre 2018

                                                      UNCTAD – Africa eCommerce Dialogue: Let’s Fix the Basics!

                                                        Written by Evid Araka Sibi, Managing Director, Value Chain Factory, Kenya A smallholder milk farmer in Kenya earns just thirty percent of his milk market...
                                                        27 noviembre 2018

                                                        DiploFoundation – Every first Monday of the month: Update from the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

                                                          The UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation Secretariat will host a 'First Monday meeting' on 3 December 2018 at 9:00 EST / 15:00 CET...
                                                          27 noviembre 2018

                                                          New WTO publication analyses potential impact of Blockchain on international trade

                                                          Amid growing interest and debate on Blockchain, the WTO launched a new publication today (27 November) that seeks to demystify the technology and analyse its...
                                                          27 noviembre 2018

                                                          ISOC – Cybersecurity, Data Protection, and IoT Events in November & December

                                                          The end of the year has been very busy, with Internet Society staff members speaking at many events on data protection, security-by-design, and the Internet...
                                                          27 noviembre 2018

                                                          WEF Digital Asean initiative – Push for digital skills among Asean workforce

                                                          A COALITION of major tech companies have pledged to develop digital skills for the Asean workforce. The pledge, part of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF)...
                                                          27 noviembre 2018

                                                          ITU’s regional initiatives: Empowering Africa through ICTs

                                                            Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are impacting every area of development in Africa, says Andrew Rugege, the Regional Director of the ITU Regional Office for...
                                                            23 noviembre 2018

                                                            ITU – How the ‘Digital Pakistan’ policy aims to benefit citizens: Ahmed Shamim Pirzada

                                                              Widespread connectivity, combined with the multiplying factor of emerging technologies, will have great power to change the lives of people, says Ahmed Shamim Pirzada, Director...
                                                              23 noviembre 2018

                                                              ISOC – Africa Needs Its Internet Institutions More Than Ever, Especially AFRINIC

                                                              At the recent African IGF in Khartoum, on November 5, participants of the workshop on “Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Critical African Internet Institutions” hailed the achievements...
                                                              22 noviembre 2018

                                                              E-Residency Explained: “What,Why and How?” by the New York Times

                                                              Anyone can apply for e-Residency online, regardless of citizenship or location. Applicants undergo background checks by the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board and, if approved, are...
                                                              21 noviembre 2018

                                                              ITU – Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment 2019

                                                              ITU invites interested authors to submit papers to be considered for the third issue of the publication "Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment". The...
                                                              21 noviembre 2018

                                                              ITU – How India is harnessing the power of ICTs for development: Shri V. Raghunandan

                                                                By ITU News “ICTs do play a role in every aspect of life,” said Shri V. Raghunandan, Deputy Director-General of International Relations at India’s Ministry...
                                                                20 noviembre 2018

                                                                WEF – Inside the New Industrial Revolution

                                                                The mobile internet, automation and AI will have profound implications. Here’s a closer look at how the old and new economies compare. The first three...
                                                                20 noviembre 2018

                                                                ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 – 18 main decisions

                                                                  Member States elect new ITU leadership team, approve four-year Strategic and Financial Plan, and provide guidance to the Union on harnessing new technologies as a...
                                                                  20 noviembre 2018

                                                                  DIPLO – WebDebate – Blockchain for development: a critical assessment

                                                                    In the November WebDebate, DiploFoundation looked at blockchain technology. The WebDebate included an introduction to, and overview of, blockchain technology, and a brief exploration of...
                                                                    19 noviembre 2018

                                                                    Consumers International, the Internet Society and the Mozilla Foundation launch privacy and security guidelines for Consumer IoT products

                                                                      Today Consumers International, the Internet Society and the Mozilla Foundation have launched a short set of guidelines setting out a minimum set of requirements that...
                                                                      15 noviembre 2018

                                                                      UNCTAD – Africa eCommerce Dialogue: African Development in the 21st Century: Ensuring the evolving digital economy brings inclusive growth

                                                                        Writen by Sim Shagaya, Entrepreneur, Founder of Konga.com, Annona and Emotion (Nigeria) It is no longer appropriate to speak about the emergence of the digital...
                                                                        15 noviembre 2018

                                                                        UNCTAD – India’s digital services exports hit $83 million says new survey 1

                                                                          India, with assistance from UNCTAD, conducts a new-style of trade-in-services survey to show the growing value of digitally enabled exports. As much as $83 billion...
                                                                          15 noviembre 2018

                                                                          ITU – Strengthening Somalia’s digital economy: The key role of technology

                                                                            At the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 (PP-18), Mohammed Ibrahim, the Head of the National ICT & Digital Economy Office (NIDEO) in Somalia, discussed how his organization is...
                                                                            13 noviembre 2018

                                                                            Consumers International announces the theme for World Consumer Rights Day 2019

                                                                            Consumers International has announced that the theme for World Consumer Rights Day 2019 will be ‘Trusted Smart Products’. From smartphones to wearable fitness trackers, to voice-activated assistants...
                                                                            12 noviembre 2018

                                                                            Unlocking the potential of African e-commerce

                                                                            November 6, 2018 By Nick Bailey Save Share2 If you talk about logistics long enough it’s practically inevitable that somewhere along the line e-commerce is going...
                                                                            11 noviembre 2018

                                                                            ISOC – Making the Case for Community Networks at Africa IGF

                                                                            Who supplies your Internet? If you live in urban Africa, you probably get Internet access through your mobile phone or through fibre at the office...
                                                                            8 noviembre 2018

                                                                            ITC – “Creating Quality E-commerce Content” new course – registration is open

                                                                              This course introduces SMEs to the importance of creating quality e-commerce content for their online initiatives, presenting them with useful guidelines for content creation, both...
                                                                              5 noviembre 2018

                                                                              Digital Technology and Customs discussed at the Global Trade 2018 Conference in London

                                                                                At the invitation of the Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs), WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya spoke at the Global Trade 2018 Conference,...
                                                                                23 octubre 2018

                                                                                The WCO leads the discussions on a “Customs of the Future” model as part of the comprehensive review of the Revised Kyoto Convention

                                                                                  At their June 2018 sessions, the WCO Policy Commission and Council approved the setting up of a Working Group on the Comprehensive Review of the...
                                                                                  22 octubre 2018

                                                                                  ITU’s approach to digital inclusion of all

                                                                                    Overview About half the world’s people are connected to the Internet. The other half are not. The majority of the unconnected live in least developed...
                                                                                    19 octubre 2018

                                                                                    Will new technologies really help developing economies?

                                                                                      Written by Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University   Optimists and pessimists are...
                                                                                      18 octubre 2018

                                                                                      Making Digital Development Work for Africa

                                                                                        Written by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD   We are living in a world of fast-paced digital transformation. The unprecedented speed and scale of change...
                                                                                        16 octubre 2018

                                                                                        ITU – World Standards Day 2018 shines spotlight on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

                                                                                          Breakthroughs in science and technology are spurring an unprecedented structural transformation of the global economy that has become known as the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. Information and...
                                                                                          11 octubre 2018

                                                                                          Brazilian Post boosts tech investment to respond to e-commerce growth

                                                                                          The service is ramping up spend in tracking and automation to stave off competition and improve customer service. Brazilian postal service Correios has a multimillion-dollar...
                                                                                          11 octubre 2018

                                                                                          Let’s give girls everywhere the digital skills to achieve big dreams: Malcolm Johnson

                                                                                            By Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, ITU Today is International Day of the Girl with this year’s theme being, “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce”. It is a day...
                                                                                            10 octubre 2018

                                                                                            In Rwanda, Broadband Internet connects rural communities to a bright future

                                                                                              By ITU News Across the country in Rwanda, broadband Internet is helping connect rural and remote communities to a bright digital future. Through investments in...
                                                                                              9 octubre 2018

                                                                                              ICTSD – IDB: Facilitation 2.0: E-Commerce and Trade in the Digital Age

                                                                                              With a growing number of transactions available on the internet, the interconnection between regulatory issues creates unprecedented complexities for both transaction subjects and policymakers. Through...
                                                                                              8 octubre 2018

                                                                                              UNCTAD – Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo look hard at e-commerce opportunities

                                                                                              Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo need far-reaching reforms of their infrastructure and legal systems to benefit from e-commerce, new studies of the West African countries...
                                                                                              8 octubre 2018

                                                                                              DiploFoundation – The economic impact of data centres

                                                                                              Developments in AI, IoT and smart devices, and other data‑heavy applications have led to a major increase in data traffic. It is estimated that global data...
                                                                                              8 octubre 2018

                                                                                              Less talk, more action needed on e-commerce, trade forum hears

                                                                                                Alibaba's Jack Ma, UNCTAD's Mukhisa Kituyi and the World Trade Organization's Roberto Azevêdo say concrete action is needed to ensure poorer people don't miss the...
                                                                                                5 octubre 2018

                                                                                                ISOC – Community Networks 3 September 2018 Community Networks Key to Connecting Africa

                                                                                                As Internet access continues to grow in Africa, with over 450 million people now connected to the Internet, more than 60 percent of the population...
                                                                                                5 octubre 2018

                                                                                                Consumers International – New Consumer Checklist aims to put consumer interests at the heart of e-commerce trade deals

                                                                                                  Consumers International launched a new proposal for a Consumer Checklist for international e-commerce deals at a working session at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Public...
                                                                                                  4 octubre 2018

                                                                                                  WIPO Assemblies Close, Marked by Robust Growth in Treaty Accessions, Guidance on Future Work

                                                                                                    The WIPO Assemblies meetings ended with robust growth in countries adhering to the treaties that underpin the global intellectual property (IP) system, signaling the strength of multilateral...
                                                                                                    4 octubre 2018

                                                                                                    World Trade Report 2018 highlights transformative impact of digital technologies on trade

                                                                                                      The 2018 edition of the WTO’s flagship publication, the World Trade Report, finds that digital technologies — namely the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, 3D...
                                                                                                      3 octubre 2018

                                                                                                      WTO DG Azevêdo calls on international community to ensure nobody is left behind in digital era

                                                                                                        WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo has called on the international community to ensure that the digital revolution underway is fully inclusive and leaves nobody behind. Speaking...
                                                                                                        28 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                        GTR – Singapore launches national platform to digitalise trade

                                                                                                        The Singaporean government has launched a one-stop trade platform to help digitise trade processing for traders, logistics companies, carriers and financiers. Whereas nowadays there can...
                                                                                                        25 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                        IMF – Chart of the Week: The Digital Divide in Asia

                                                                                                        The countries of Southeast Asia are young—more than half of its 643 million people are under 30— and together they live in an economy of...
                                                                                                        25 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                        African Development Bank Launches first Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report

                                                                                                        Opportunities for investment in Africa outweigh the obstacles, according to a report by leading African companies covered in the African Development Bank’s new Africa-to-Africa (A2A)...
                                                                                                        25 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                        Ideanomics and APMEN Trade Tech form joint venture for blockchain port project

                                                                                                        The US-based technology company, Ideanomics, has formed a joint venture with the Asia-Pacific Model Electronic Port Network (APMEN) Trade Tech Company. Ideanomics will deliver blockchain...
                                                                                                        25 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                        WEF – 5 things to know about the future of jobs

                                                                                                          The future of work is increasingly becoming today’s reality for millions of workers and companies around the world. The findings of our latest Future of Jobs...
                                                                                                          25 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                          WIPO Assemblies 2018 Open: Director General Francis Gurry Underlines Positive Results, Calls for Action on New Technologies

                                                                                                            Rapid technological change is driving demand for intellectual property rights and growth in WIPO’s global intellectual property (IP) systems, while IP is increasingly important in policy making...
                                                                                                            24 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                            Regulators adopt best practice guidelines for digital transformation

                                                                                                              By ITU News The recent ITU Global Symposium for Regulators 2018 (GSR-18), held at ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, adopted a new set of best practices to...
                                                                                                              24 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                              ITC and DIPLO E-Commerce for SMEs: An Introduction for Policymakers new course

                                                                                                                In the context of e-commerce’s increasing relevance in international trade, this joint course by ITC and Diplo Foundation is designed to help participants better understand...
                                                                                                                21 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                ITC – SME Competitiveness Outlook 2018: Business Ecosystems for the Digital Age, has been launched in Geneva

                                                                                                                ITC’s flagship publication, the SME Competitiveness Outlook 2018: Business Ecosystems for the Digital Age, has been launched in Geneva today. Digitalization and the rise of the...
                                                                                                                21 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                UNCTAD – Digital Data Sharing: The Ignored Opportunity for Making Global Maritime Transport Chains More Efficient

                                                                                                                The economic significance of maritime transport chains Since the beginning of civilization, maritime transport for the exchange of goods has been the backbone of economic...
                                                                                                                20 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                ‘Women Not Speaking at the Same Table as Men’ Means a Widening Digital Gender Gap in Africa

                                                                                                                By Mercedes Sayagues Marcia Julio Vilanculos brought her baby to the digital literacy training at Ideario innovation hub, Maputo, Mozambique. Women’s caregiving responsibilities must be factored...
                                                                                                                17 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                World Economic Forum on ASEAN Closes with Pledges on Digital Growth, Inclusion

                                                                                                                  · The 27th World Economic Forum on ASEAN came to a close on Thursday, having attracted a record number of participants and heads of state...
                                                                                                                  17 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                  5 video takeaways from ITU Telecom World 2018

                                                                                                                    By ITU News ITU Telecom World 2018, taking place this week in Durban, South Africa, brings together government officials, regulators, private company representatives and experts...
                                                                                                                    16 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                    ITU – App security, quantum cryptography, smart cities, 5G investment: Industry leaders highlight priorities

                                                                                                                      The increasing importance of over-the-top (OTT) services calls for greater application security. The impending arrival of quantum computing demands innovation in cryptography to guard against...
                                                                                                                      14 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                      ITC – New #ITCbooks: Promoting SME Competitiveness in Africa: Data for de-risking investment

                                                                                                                        Most investors seek information about local suppliers before making decisions to invest. This report uses ITC data on small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) competitiveness at...
                                                                                                                        13 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                        ICAO Air Cargo Event Underscores Pressing Need For Modernization, Liberalization, And New Efficiencies

                                                                                                                          By Uniting Aviation On Sep 11, 2018 Air freight volumes will grow at a healthy rate of 4.2 per cent annually through to 2032, but only if current...
                                                                                                                          12 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                          Should connectivity be the new measure of poverty?

                                                                                                                          By Teresa Welsh // 11 September 2018 A woman uses a solar-powered lamp in India. Photo by: Jarnail Singh / The Climate Group / CC BY-NC-SA WASHINGTON — Rockefeller Foundation President and former USAID Administrator...
                                                                                                                          12 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                          Leveraging the opportunities of the digital economy

                                                                                                                            By Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, ITU The following was adapted from a speech delivered by Malcolm Johnson, ITU Deputy Secretary-General, at the 26th Organization for Security and...
                                                                                                                            11 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                            More and more governments now benchmark broadband status in their national plans, says new global report

                                                                                                                              Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development releases annual country-by-country data on state of broadband access worldwide Geneva, 11 September 2018 ​​​  A new report issued today by...
                                                                                                                              5 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                              ITC – Boosting skills with the SME Trade Academy

                                                                                                                                Meet Dorothy Maureen Awuor Otieno, a Kenyan entrepreneur taking full advantage of ITC’s online learning platform. by ITC News Dorothy Maureen Awuor Otieno is an...
                                                                                                                                4 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                                ITC – Connecting Somali refugees and their Kenyan hosts to online markets

                                                                                                                                  ITC’s Refugee Employment & Skills Initiative uses trade to create livelihood opportunities by ITC News One of the world’s largest refugee camps is in Dadaab,...
                                                                                                                                  1 septiembre 2018

                                                                                                                                  ITU – Here’s how young people are leading on #ICT4SDG: a roundup

                                                                                                                                    By ITU News Here at ITU News, we love learning about stories of young people engaging with information and communication technologies (ICTs) to make a...
                                                                                                                                    31 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                    ISOC – It Is a Challenging Time for the Internet: We Must Not Let It Be Undermined

                                                                                                                                    On 1 September I start work as CEO of the Internet Society. I have a lot to do to live up to the example set...
                                                                                                                                    27 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                    G20 Argentina – Digital Economy Ministerial Declaration

                                                                                                                                      The G20 confirms the importance of the digital economy for global development The joint declaration issued after the G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting in Salta...
                                                                                                                                      27 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                      UN – Investing in Africa is sound business and a sustainable corporate strategy

                                                                                                                                        The best time to invest in Africa is now. However, foreign investors have not moved into the continent as quickly as expected because foreign investment...
                                                                                                                                        27 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                        Commerce électronique au Sénégal: encore de nombreux défis malgré les avancées significatives selon la CNUCED

                                                                                                                                        (Ecofin Hebdo) - Dans son rapport d’évaluation rapide sur l’état de préparation du commerce électronique au Sénégal, la Conférence des Nations Unis pour le Commerce...
                                                                                                                                        27 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                        UN – Investing in Africa is sound business and a sustainable corporate strategy

                                                                                                                                          The best time to invest in Africa is now. However, foreign investors have not moved into the continent as quickly as expected because foreign investment...
                                                                                                                                          24 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                          WEF – We don’t have enough data to draw conclusions about the digital divide

                                                                                                                                            Much has been made of the digital underpinning of many of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals – gender equality, good health, quality education, industry innovation,...
                                                                                                                                            24 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                            UN – Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

                                                                                                                                            The High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation was convened by the UN Secretary-General to advance proposals to strengthen cooperation in the digital space among Governments, the...
                                                                                                                                            20 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                            Estonian president: We have a generation grown up communicating digitally

                                                                                                                                            CNBC's Elizabeth Schulze spoke with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid about the country's push into the digital sphere. Watch the Video here        ...
                                                                                                                                            20 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                            UN E-GOVERNMENT SURVEYS: Gearing e-government to support transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies

                                                                                                                                            The 2018 UN E-Government Survey is published as the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) advances to its third year. Governments...
                                                                                                                                            20 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                            ISOC – An interview with Kathy Brown – The biggest challenges of the Internet

                                                                                                                                            Late November, Kathy Brown announced that she would be stepping down as CEO of the Internet Society. While preparing for her next chapter, she reflected on...
                                                                                                                                            20 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                            E-commerce Trade Taxation and WTO Moratorium on Electronic Transmissions

                                                                                                                                            The basic WTO document for electronic transmissions, including all sorts of transmissions such as video and software, is the WTO Declaration on "Global Electronic Commerce"....
                                                                                                                                            20 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                            Alibaba’s Ma Yun launches initiative to help young African entrepreneurs

                                                                                                                                              JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's Chairman Ma Yun launched on Wednesday here the Netpreneur Prize to support exemplary African business leaders....
                                                                                                                                              17 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                              Investissements – L'”iGuide” pour attirer à l’international

                                                                                                                                              Madagascar entre dans le site web dynamique de la CNUCED (www.theiguides.org) afin d'accroitre son image. Le site a été lancé officiellement hier.   Article original: L'express...
                                                                                                                                              17 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                              Digital trade reforms set to earn Comesa $17.5b

                                                                                                                                              Uganda, among other Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (Comesa) member states, can earn more revenue if only she fast-tracked trading electronically. If all...
                                                                                                                                              17 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                              ITU – Snapshot Report of the Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS-2018)

                                                                                                                                              The (CBS-2018) was held from 19-20 June in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic​​​​​​​ In this report you will learn about​​:​​​​​​​​​ How emerging ICT trends have...
                                                                                                                                              16 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                              WIPO – Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review – 2018

                                                                                                                                              This report provides comprehensive facts, figures, and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: Applicant representatives named in PCT applications Managing a patent application –...
                                                                                                                                              15 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                              Kenya among top four countries in e-trade facilitation within COMESA

                                                                                                                                              NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 7 – Kenya is among the top scorers in digital trade facilitation reforms that involve the use of paperless trade facilitation measures....
                                                                                                                                              13 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                              Enabling youth to power the digital economy

                                                                                                                                              Hundreds descended upon Wits to hear the legendary Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, address entrepreneurs, students and policy makers. Wits University was selected...
                                                                                                                                              10 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                              UNCTAD – “Let’s make Africa a digital Africa,” Jack Ma tells entrepreneurs

                                                                                                                                              Jack Ma in South africa From Madagascar to Liberia, Africa’s “digital lions” are preparing to roar, speakers said at an event co-organized by UNCTAD, the Alibaba Business School...
                                                                                                                                              9 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                              Alibaba’s Ma Yun launches initiative to help young African entrepreneurs

                                                                                                                                              Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's Chairman Ma Yun launched on Wednesday here the Netpreneur Prize to support exemplary African business leaders. The prize was presented at...
                                                                                                                                              8 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                              ITU – Tech for Youth – 5 ways the World Summit on the Information Society amplifies youth voices

                                                                                                                                                By ITU News Young people can play an important role in leveraging information communication technologies (ICTs) to help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals...
                                                                                                                                                8 agosto 2018

                                                                                                                                                WIPO – Strengthening Africa’s audiovisual sector: market intelligence is critical

                                                                                                                                                  The cinema and audiovisual industries play a significant role in the promotion and preservation of cultural heritage. These industries also provide employment, promote innovation and...
                                                                                                                                                  31 julio 2018

                                                                                                                                                  WIPO – GII 2018: Which of the World’s Economies Are Innovating Efficiently?

                                                                                                                                                    Why do some economies innovate more efficiently than others – translating their innovation investments into important outputs with greater value for money? While the Global Innovation...
                                                                                                                                                    30 julio 2018

                                                                                                                                                    A Digital Agenda for the Pacific Alliance : tangible and concrete top priorities

                                                                                                                                                      A Proposal for Next Steps and Priorities The purpose of this report is to unpack the Digital Agenda of the Pacific Alliance (“PA”) in tangible...
                                                                                                                                                      30 julio 2018

                                                                                                                                                      South Africa: ITU Telecom World 2018’s stage for smart digital development

                                                                                                                                                      By Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General There’s no doubting the importance of connectivity in driving social and economic development throughout the world, in emerging and developed...
                                                                                                                                                      27 julio 2018

                                                                                                                                                      Internet Society – Future Thinking: what3words on IP Addresses for the “Real” World

                                                                                                                                                      Last year, the Internet Society unveiled the 2017 Global Internet Report: Paths to Our Digital Future. The interactive report identifies the drivers affecting tomorrow’s Internet...
                                                                                                                                                      25 julio 2018

                                                                                                                                                      UNCITRAL – Paraguay ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

                                                                                                                                                      VIENNA, 25 July (UN Information Service) - With its ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (the...
                                                                                                                                                      13 julio 2018

                                                                                                                                                      WCO publishes global standards on e-commerce

                                                                                                                                                        Today, the WCO published the Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce as adopted at the end of June 2018 by the Council, the Organization's highest decision-making body, together with...
                                                                                                                                                        11 julio 2018

                                                                                                                                                        UPU – Digital transformation and diversification of postal services highlighted at UPU Tunisia meeting

                                                                                                                                                          UPU Tunisia meeting brought together almost all the representatives of Posts, regulators, and ministries, from 15 countries across the Arab region to explore how postal...
                                                                                                                                                          26 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                          5 principles to guide a ‘New Digital Deal’: Telefónica

                                                                                                                                                            By Guy Daniels, TelecomTV Telefónica calls for a New Digital Deal More public-private cooperation to guarantee digital inclusion Adapting social and economic policies to digital...
                                                                                                                                                            26 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                            Inside the Information Society: Does Europe’s GDPR change privacy and data protection?

                                                                                                                                                            By David Souter | London , 18 June 2018 In May, Internet users in Europe were flooded by emails from organisations telling them of changes in their data protection arrangements...
                                                                                                                                                            22 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                            Empowering refugees and internally displaced persons through digital identity

                                                                                                                                                              Oria Adamo, 72 years old and the mayor of a small town in Central African Republic shows his ID card in the village of Ndu,...
                                                                                                                                                              22 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                              EuroDIG 2018 Gathers the Internet Community: What’s New

                                                                                                                                                                By Maarit Palovirta  Senior Manager, Regional Affairs Europe The 12th edition of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance or the EuroDIG, as it is commonly known, took place in...
                                                                                                                                                                21 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                                How blockchain-based remittance services can boost financial inclusion

                                                                                                                                                                By Alan Safahi, CEO, ZED Network The turn of the century marked a period of rapid migration: the total number of international migrants has increased...
                                                                                                                                                                20 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                                Developing skills for t​he digital economy and society

                                                                                                                                                                  As the Dominican Republic prepared to host this week’s Global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capacity Building Symposium (CBS), Licelotte Baiges, Head of Communications at the Dominican Institute...
                                                                                                                                                                  19 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                                  Trade negotiations: next frontier for artificial intelligence

                                                                                                                                                                    UNCTAD joins the International Chamber of Commerce Brazil to level the playing field in trade negotiations with the help of artificial intelligence With international trade...
                                                                                                                                                                    19 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                                    Costa Rica, primer país en cuantificar exportaciones de servicios por medio de redes TIC

                                                                                                                                                                    En 2016 Costa Rica realizó ventas al exterior por medio de redes TIC por un valor de USD 3.310 millones, equivalente al 5,8% del PIB....
                                                                                                                                                                    18 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                                    LDC Global Forum panel discusses what the Trade Facilitation Agreement means for LDCs

                                                                                                                                                                      On 13-14 June, representatives from 42 least-developed countries (LDCs) convened at the WTO to attend the first Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for LDCs. The...
                                                                                                                                                                      13 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                                      How African economies will benefit from the Continental Free Trade Area (video)

                                                                                                                                                                        The African Continental Free Trade Area is expected to grow intra Africa trade to 52 per cent by 2024. Watch this video for more information!...
                                                                                                                                                                        11 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                                        2018 Global Internet Report – Take our survey on the Future of the Internet

                                                                                                                                                                          By Constance Bommelaer de LeusseSenior Director, Global Internet Policy and International Organizations & Carl Gahnberg Policy Advisor Last year, the Internet Society published a comprehensive study to better...
                                                                                                                                                                          8 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                                          UNECE trade facilitation success story for Odessa ports inspires broader use of international standards in Ukraine

                                                                                                                                                                            The Port Community System (PCS) in Odessa, Ukraine, is a success story for trade facilitation. The PCS system, launched after UNECE capacity-building seminars in Kiev...
                                                                                                                                                                            8 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                                            Conserving the ‘blue economy’ with ocean science and new technologies

                                                                                                                                                                              By the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO The ocean represents the largest ecosystem on our planet, and it performs a number of key functions...
                                                                                                                                                                              8 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              Consumers International launches the Digital Index

                                                                                                                                                                                Consumers International is excited to announce the launch of the Digital Index, a new online resource that presents a collection of digital policies from different countries that...
                                                                                                                                                                                7 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                5 technologies that will forever change global trade

                                                                                                                                                                                Ziyang Fan Project Head, Digital Trade and Data Flows, World Economic Forum LLC Cristian Rodriguez Chiffelle Head of Policy, International Trade and Investment, Global Leadership Fellow, World...
                                                                                                                                                                                5 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                5 ways technologies are helping beat plastic pollution

                                                                                                                                                                                  On World Environment Day, consider these facts on plastic pollution from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): Each year, around 13 million tonnes of plastic end up...
                                                                                                                                                                                  1 junio 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                  Look Who Is Riding the Blockchain Hype Train

                                                                                                                                                                                  A blockchain is basically a special kind of database. They are inherently inefficient compared to a traditional database, but that is viewed as a sacrifice to gain...
                                                                                                                                                                                  31 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                  Europe’s Data Privacy Rules Set New Global Approach to Consumer Rights

                                                                                                                                                                                    Arguably the biggest change to the regulatory landscape to influence the digital economy – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – took effect in the...
                                                                                                                                                                                    31 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                    Inside the Information Society – Innovation and development

                                                                                                                                                                                    By David Souter , Managing Director, ict Development Associates Inside the Information Society: Innovation and development Complexity lies at the heart of the challenges that...
                                                                                                                                                                                    31 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                    Trade Logistics in a Digital World

                                                                                                                                                                                    Crossborder Distribution is a Difficult Barrier to be Overcome by Online Sellers The global B2C crossborder ecommerce market is expected to increase in size to $1 trillion...
                                                                                                                                                                                    30 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                    Half the world’s population is still offline. Here’s why that matters.

                                                                                                                                                                                    By Eric White and Oren Pinsky, World Economic Forum Last month scientists at Tufts University announced that they had created a sensor that can be...
                                                                                                                                                                                    30 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                    Why ICTs are critical for sustainable development

                                                                                                                                                                                    By Dr William Lehr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are accelerators, amplifiers, and augmenters of change. They make it...
                                                                                                                                                                                    29 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                    Curtain falls on successful 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank in Korea

                                                                                                                                                                                      The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank drew to a close on Friday, May 25 in Busan, Korea, in an atmosphere of marked all-round satisfaction, especially...
                                                                                                                                                                                      29 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      Deal To Harness International Trade Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                        Brazilian ICC-UNCTAD Partnership Marks Second Phase of the Intelligent Tech and Trade Initiative The Brazilian arm of the International Chamber of Commerce and UNCTAD have signed an...
                                                                                                                                                                                        28 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                        The digital transformation of trade logistics

                                                                                                                                                                                          For international trade logistics to fully benefit from the digital transformation, we need global standards, cybersecurity, and an open competitive market, says the Chief of...
                                                                                                                                                                                          25 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          ‘Roadmap Zero’ to AI and data commons

                                                                                                                                                                                            As momentum to build new ‘AI for Good’ projects emerges from last week’s AI for Good Global Summit, experts and leaders are recognizing the need to...
                                                                                                                                                                                            25 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                            UN Secretary-General Calls on All Nations to Support Peaceful, Prosperous Africa, in Message for International Day

                                                                                                                                                                                              Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for Africa Day, observed on 25 May: In March this year, Africa’s leaders launched the African Continental Free Trade...
                                                                                                                                                                                              24 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                              Ratification of African Continental Free Trade Area Gets Underway

                                                                                                                                                                                                Two months after over 40 nations signed a framework agreement for an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), signatories are now beginning the ratification process,...
                                                                                                                                                                                                24 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                WIPO Translate: Republic of Korea is First to Adopt WIPO’s “Artificial Intelligence” – Powered Patent Translation Tool

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Geneva, May 24, 2018 The Republic of Korea is adopting WIPO’s ground-breaking “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents, making it the first member state...
                                                                                                                                                                                                  23 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                  African Development Bank and UNIDO join forces to accelerate Africa’s industrialization

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, May 21 to step...
                                                                                                                                                                                                    22 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Africa Accelerated: How Digital transformation is accelerating growth on the continent

                                                                                                                                                                                                    If there was ever a time to watch progress in Africa, it would be now. As we have seen so many times before, the continent...
                                                                                                                                                                                                    18 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ISOC – Innovative Licensing Approaches

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Innovative Licensing Approaches: Enabling Access in Hard-to-Reach Places Through Collaborative Partnerships By Jane Coffin & Konstantinos Komaitis   In the Republic of Georgia, high in...
                                                                                                                                                                                                      17 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                      A solar lamp can transform a community, UN commission hears

                                                                                                                                                                                                        A manager of the organization Solar Sister says that affordable, clean energy products can reduce poverty, curb household pollution and empower women in rural areas....
                                                                                                                                                                                                        17 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                        World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD 2018)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Theme 2018:  Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All   Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All is the theme of WTISD-18 and...
                                                                                                                                                                                                          16 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                          What’s next for ‘AI for Good’? 4 key transformations on the horizon

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dozens of top artificial intelligence (AI) experts from industry, academia, government and civil society are meeting this week for the AI for Good Global Summit at the...
                                                                                                                                                                                                            16 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mobile Money Transactions Are Now Larger Than Kenya’s GDP

                                                                                                                                                                                                            By Wayan Vota For years, we’ve heard how the value of M-PESA mobile money transactions are a rising percentage of Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product. In 2010 we reported M-PESA...
                                                                                                                                                                                                            16 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                            UNCTAD: Frontier Technologies Must Benefit All

                                                                                                                                                                                                              By Craig Turp Technological change and innovation need to be directed towards inclusive and sustainable outcomes through a purposeful effort by governments, in collaboration with civil...
                                                                                                                                                                                                              15 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                              We must control our devices, acclaimed scientists tell UN meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                A conversation between mathematician Sir Roger Penrose of Oxford University and Swiss chemist Jacques Dubochet spotlights the need for ethics and caution in scientific innovation....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                14 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beijing conference: Digital trade is trade of future, great hope for developing nations, says Pak envoy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Pakistan has told an international conference in Beijing that digital trade is trade of the future and future of global South. “It can be great...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                14 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Strengthening women’s leadership roles in e-trade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ITU News recently had the opportunity to speak with Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), to discuss the key roles of...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The next phase of digitisation and automation in liner shipping and ports

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Attitudes towards technology in the maritime sector are in transition and 2018 could be crunch time for many concepts launched in the last few years...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  World Bank Group and Credit Suisse Launch Disruptive Technologies for Development Fund

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2018  The World Bank Group (WBG) today announced the launch of the Disruptive Technologies for Development Fund in partnership with Credit...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Countries in Europe and Central Asia Can Provide Better Opportunities and Services for Citizens by Leveraging Blockchain Technologies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TBILISI – May 8, 2018 – With economic growth in Europe and Central Asia having peaked, following 2.7% growth in 2017 and a projection of 2.3%...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Singapore International Chamber of Commerce launches world’s first blockchain-based e-Certificate of Origin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The SICC platform aims to vastly improve transparency, security and efficiency in authenticating trade documents. On 8 May, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) became the world’s first...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Internet Society, African Union Commission Unveil Guidelines on Personal Data Protection

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      East African nations can help empower women economically by harnessing trade policies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New report spotlights gender-sensitive trade policymaking in the East African Community. East African nations can harness their trade policies to help empower women economically in...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Inside the World Bank’s gamble on ‘digital economies’ in Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          By Sophie Edwards // 10 May 2018   As the proliferation of technologies risks leaving Africa further behind, the World Bank is betting on “digital economies” as a way for...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Africa’s alternative path to development

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Author: Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly,    Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development &  Director - Africa Growth Initiative   Recent projections indicate that several Sub-Saharan African countries will experience robust economic...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UN Broadband Commission meets in Rwanda to tackle digital divide

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            By ITU News Broadband connectivity brings great promise to the world’s poor and underserved populations — as it allows wide access to services in areas...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Commission on Science and Technology for Development, twenty-first session

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Commission will address two priority themes: The role of science, technology and innovation in increasing substantially the share of renewable energy by 2030 Building digital...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UN Broadband Commission advances action towards broadband digital connectivity for all

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Industry, government and UN convene for Spring 2018 meeting of Commission in Rwanda on eve of ‘Transform Africa’ Conference The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Afghan Girl Coders Design Games to Fight Opium and Inequality

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HERAT, AFGHANISTAN  Think Super Mario Bros., but with an Afghan twist. This is how Afghanistan's first generation of female coders explain their abilities as game-makers...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ASEAN Leaders Call for Boosting Connectivity, Resolving RCEP Trade Talks “Expeditiously”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 May 2018 Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered in Singapore on Saturday 28 April to review the bloc’s goals going...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bénin’s women ICT leaders deliver inspiration on Girls in ICT Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In the wake of last week’s International Girls in ICT Day, ITU News is placing a spotlight on Bénin, whose government is showing leadership in the...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rise Of China’s Big Tech In AI: What Baidu, Alibaba, And Tencent Are Working On

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In part 2 of China in AI, we look at how the biggest companies in China are positioning themselves to become global leaders in smart...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Globalization is close to its ‘holy cow’ moment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Why we must rethink our outdated ideas about international trade By RICHARD BALDWIN   Globalization has changed. The globalization we knew and understood for most of...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Why ICTs are critical for sustainable development

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By Dr William Lehr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are accelerators, amplifiers, and augmenters of change. They make it...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The global logistics business is going to be transformed by digitisation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This will be bad news for some  THE Munich Maersk, which entered service in June 2017, is a testament to the technological marriage of information and...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      E-commerce as Game Changer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kenneth Ugbechie highlights the immense contributions of e-commerce to Nigeria’s economic growth and diversification Make no mistake about it, Africa e-commerce market is growing. It...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BID y ALAI firman acuerdo para fortalecer el comercio digital en América Latina

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y la Asociación Latinoamericana de Internet (ALAI) firmaron el 5 de abril pasado en Montevideo (Uruguay) un acuerdo para...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Four ways governments can ensure tech boosts development

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        By Dr George Barker, London School of Economics (LSE), London, UK; and Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. In October 2017, the ITU published ICT-centric economic growth,...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 mayo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        International Girls in ICT Day reaches girls across the globe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Across every corner of the globe, events are underway to celebrate ITU’s International Girls in ICT Day. Girls in Belgium are creating their own apps. Students...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          27 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UNECE highlights cohesive approach including trade facilitation for the digital economy revolution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            UNECE is actively supporting the trading community to gain the maximum benefits from the e-trade revolution. Through its participation in the UNCTAD e-Commerce week 2018...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            27 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Disruptive trade technologies will usher in the ‘internet of rules’

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trade policy 3.0, with algorithmic law and automation friendly legislation, will help more firms trade, writes Craig Atkinson Businesses, especially micro, small and medium-sized enterprises...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            27 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            These 11 questions will help you decide if blockchain is right for your business

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            One of the most unique aspects of blockchain is its high number of evangelists – people who believe blockchain can solve everything from global financial...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            27 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Regulatory Forum discusses future of e-commerce after “Click, Pay, Pray” era

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Special event held within the Council of Administration (CA) draws postal regulators from across the world to consider future changes to the universal postal service...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              26 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UNCTAD’s eTrade for all celebrates first year with a bang

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Since going online in April 2017, the initiative has seen its list of partners grow to 29 and continues to accompany developing countries on their...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                26 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Online platforms: the European Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brussels, 26 April 2018 Today, the European Commission is proposing new rules for the online platforms providing small businesses with a safety net in the...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  26 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  World Intellectual Property Day 2018 Celebrates Women’s Accomplishments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New WIPO Figures Show Highest-Ever Rate of Women Inventors, but Gender Gap Persists Geneva, April 26, 2018 The fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemistry show...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Experts call for global data sharing to defend against AI-driven cyberattacks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By Mark Anderson If they haven’t done so already, cyber attackers may soon be arming themselves with artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML) strategies and...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    E-commerce stakeholders talk addressing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Some 150 representatives from Posts, international organizations and the private sector gathered at the UPU Global Addressing Forum April 19 to discuss addressing innovations toward...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      24 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AI can help to bridge the digital divide and create an inclusive society

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        By Uyi Stewart, Director of Strategy, Data & Analytics, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Globally, there are large disparities in access to health, education, etc....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        24 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        UNCITRAL E-Commerce Law 2.0: Blockchain and Smart Contracts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Guest Post by Irene Ng Irene Ng is a Fellow at the Stanford-Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum and a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Vienna....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        23 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Making the case for consumer confidence in e-commerce at UNCTAD E-commerce week

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Consumers International had a busy few days in Geneva at UNCTAD’s annual e-commerce week representing consumers on panels as diverse as business engagement, cross-border e-commerce...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          23 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          World Bank Group Shareholders Endorse Transformative Capital Package

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Overwhelming support for $13 billion Increase in Paid-in Capital to IBRD, IFC; Rebalanced Shareholding; Greater Efficiency and Effectiveness WASHINGTON, April 21, 2018—The World Bank Group’s shareholders...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data, the Sharing Economy and Canadian Federal Regulation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            APRIL 18, 2018 | BY KATHERINE REILLY Theory tells us that data is central to digital platform capitalism, so there is growing interest in creating policies that...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Digital identity programs: what could go wrong? Our contribution at UNCTAD’s E-Commerce Week

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            By WAFA BEN-HASSINE- 19 april 2018 On Monday, Access Now participated in a panel on digital identity programs and data protection, hosted by the United Nations Conference on...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Facilitation 2.0: Enabling trade in the digital age

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            By Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz,   Chief Executive Officer, ICTSD The expansion of the trade facilitation agenda, expressed as Facilitation 2.0, is critical in a time of global...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Egypt offers example of how developing countries can plan for e-commerce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By developing a national strategy with UNCTAD expertise and private sector support, Egypt’s government plans to harness online opportunities. Famed for its ancient souks and...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Digi-tech provides fertile ground for developing nations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel says Europe is dedicated to helping Africa build a single digital market, paving the way to better jobs on the continent......
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sustainable Development Financing Report Pulls Alarm on Short-Termism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              STORY HIGHLIGHTS > The annual IATF report sets the tone for the spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF),...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WTO Members Submit Proposals Aimed at Advancing Exploratory E-Commerce Work

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Over the past few weeks, a host of submissions have been put forward by WTO members as part of exploratory work to support future talks...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Governments can’t resist the digital revolution. This is what they need to do instead

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Rwanda, digitally-monitored drones deliver blood supplies to hospitals. In Estonia, it takes five minutes to file taxes and 99 percent of government services are...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Digital skills, not connectivity, drive women’s empowerment, experts say

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Speakers at E-commerce Week’s ministerial roundtable say that without the right digital skills in hand, getting women and girls online would have limited impact on...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Regulation must steer not stifle innovation, UN e-commerce event hears

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Governments must strike the right balance between pushing innovation in the digital economy and regulating a sector which has lost people's trust The internet is...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Digital technologies provide fertile ground for Africa, EU says

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel says Europe is dedicated to helping Africa build a single digital market, so that e-commerce can pave the way to better...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Four ways to improve digital entrepreneurship in developing countries

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        E-Commerce Week 2018 at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland is exploring the “Development Dimensions of Digital Platforms” and the growing role of digital technologies...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        18 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Day 2 of the UNCTAD eCommerce week

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This week the Geneva Internet Platform is reporting from digital policy sessions held at the UNCTAD E-commerce Week in Geneva. Catch up with the discussions,...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          eTrade for all – Year in Review 2017-2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Discover the new eTrade for all Year in Review 2017-2018. eTrade for all is pleased to introduce its first Year in Review 2017-2018. The report...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WTO – Strong trade growth in 2018 rests on policy choices

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              World merchandise trade growth is expected to remain strong in 2018 and 2019 after posting its largest increase in six years in 2017, but continued...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Global action is needed now to align digitalization and development

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Written by Shamika N. Sirimanne Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD   With Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg under pressure by the US Congress...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                16 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                UNCTAD assessments help three more countries get e-trade ready

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Liberia are the most recent least developed countries to call on UNCTAD's help to make the most of e-commerce....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just-in-time reporting from the UNCTAD e-commerce week!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Today marks the start of the UNCTAD E-Commerce Week 2018, a week-long event that brings together stakeholders to discuss development opportunities and challenges associated with...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AFD’s commitments top the EUR 10BN mark in 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rémy Rioux, Chief Executive Officer of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group, presented on this 12 April 2018 the key figures for the public institution’s...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Governments can fight corruption by joining the digital payment revolution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11 Apr 2018 Tidhar Wald - Head of Government Relations and Public Policy, Better than Cash Alliance, United Nations When the shift to digital payments is...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Confronting the macroeconomic challenges of the fourth industrial revolution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The business implications are already clear, but the macroeconomic aspect is overlooked, writes Lutfey Siddiqi “The fourth industrial revolution – isn’t that an IT thing? We...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      IMF Executive Board Discusses Measuring the Digital Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        April 5, 2018 On March 28, 2018, the IMF Executive Board discussed the staff paper on Measuring the Digital Economy. The paper assesses the current...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        12 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How to foster digital transformation to support SMEs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        By Dr. Jim Poisant, Secretary General, WITSA Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) play a critical role in creating jobs and promoting economic growth, especially...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mobile ecosystem to be worth more than $50 billion to West Africa Economy by 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New Study Points to Strong Subscriber and Mobile Broadband Growth in West Africa Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: The mobile industry in West Africa is forecast to contribute...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UNCTAD : Digitalization and Trade: An holistic policy approach is needed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The world is at the dawn of the next technological revolution, bearing transformational implications for all. Digitalization will create opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses, and...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            El rol del transporte y logística en el comercio electrónico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Reporte de la UNCTAD analiza importancia de rutas, redes y conexiones El e-commerce llegó para quedarse. El Internet eliminó las barreras del comercio, poniendo al...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            UN/CEFACT to help smaller businesses access international trade through new digital platforms

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Going beyond a national economy to access new markets is a challenge for any company. It requires time and investment as well as a good...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UNESCAP: Implementing digital trade facilitation could cut trade costs in Asia-Pacific by $673 billion annually

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                According to the Digital Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific report launched today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                UNESCO promotes Internet Universality indicators to advance SDGs at WSIS Forum 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Panelists shared their feedback on the first Internet universality indicators.© UNESCO   Building on the vibrant consultation that UNESCO conducted on defining the Internet Universality...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ICTSD – El Foro Económico Mundial pone la lupa en América Latina

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Entre el 13 y 15 de marzo pasado se celebró en San Pablo (Brasil) la XIII edición del Foro Económico Mundial (WEF, por su sigla en inglés)...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Elaborating a shared vision for MSMEs in the WTO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bridging distance for development: Elaborating a shared vision for MSMEs in the WTO 15 February 2018 By Hanne Melin Internet-enabled commerce has the potential to...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 abril 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It’s time to base the digital economy on public v private ownership of data

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    After the Facebook scandal it’s time to base the digital economy on public v private ownership of data. The data-mining scandal offers a unique chance...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Africa and e-commerce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you live in the Europe or the United States, you're probably used to buying and selling things on your mobile device. Many take the...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UNCTAD : The role of transport and logistics in promoting e-commerce in developing countries

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Written by: Luisa Rodriguez Article No. 17 E-commerce can be a catalyst for private sector development, increased trading opportunities and development gains. However, poor logistics...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      28 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Risks and benefits of data-driven economics in focus at UNCTAD’s E-Commerce Week

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Under the theme “Development Dimensions of Digital Platforms”, UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week 2018 will explore the growing role of digital platforms and concrete steps to harnessing...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        26 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WSIS 2018- Outcomes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2018 represents the world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The annual WSIS Forum is...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          26 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UNCTAD- Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            According to UNCTAD, those least prepared for the digital economy have less data on which to base policy decisions, threatening to widen the gap between...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            26 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Internet Society – Businesses Must Do Better When It Comes To People’s Data.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sorry just isn’t Enough. Businesses Must Do Better When It Comes To People’s Data. The Internet Society is disappointed, but not surprised, at the news...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              23 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Internet Society – How Do We Connect Everyone to the Internet?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By Dan York, Director, Content and Web Strategy, Internet Society How do we connect everyone, everywhere, to the Internet? What role do “community networks” play in...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              22 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ICTSD – African Leaders Launch Continental Free Trade Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                African leaders gathered at an extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU) in Kigali, Rwanda, on Wednesday 21 March to launch the African Continental Free...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                22 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                UNCTAD – For a digital economy that leaves no one disconnected

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Written by  Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD The ultimate outcome of the technological revolution is uncertain, but it is up to us, policymakers at...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                21 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Blockchain tech to link up local farmers and foreign buyers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                By Sok Chan / Khmer Times Oxfam Cambodia and Amru Rice will launch next month a pilot programme based on blockchain and smart contract technology...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                21 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ITU – 3 ways to use ICTs to engage youth and reach the SDGs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  By ITU News How to leverage the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to engage young people and accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  World Bank Group Statement on Open Trade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2018 -- The World Bank Group today issued the following statement on open trade: "One billion people have moved out of poverty through...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rwanda : African Union Summit- Heads of State begin to arrive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By Collins Mwai African Heads of State and Government as well other African leaders are expected to start arriving in the country today ahead of...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DIPLO/GIP – WSIS forum 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Today marks the start of the WSIS Forum 2018, a week-long event that brings together stakeholders to discuss sustainable development, the role of digital technologies,...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Foro Económico Mundial sobre América Latina -El comercio electrónico expande los horizontes comerciales

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Durante la reciente reunión del Foro Económico Mundial sobre América Latina, que se celebró en Sao Paulo del 13 al 15 de marzo, se celebró...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        16 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        US Customs plans a new e-commerce strategy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, has woken up to the same issue that many...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UNECA – AfCFTA: an opportunity to boost Africa’s economic transformation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kigali, Rwanda, 14 March 2018 (ECA) - The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) offers a unique opportunity to promote intra-African trade. The United Nations Economic...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ITC – Unblocking cross-border trade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Facilitating international movement of goods via blockchain could become a reality for developing countries by VICTORIA TUOMISTO, Associate Expert, and MOHAMMED SAEED, Senior Trade Facilitation...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              15 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The future of infrastructure connectivity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Conversations on connectivity, part 2: The future of infrastructure connectivity In between the plenary panels and roundtable discussions at the first GICA annual meeting held in Paris this...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              15 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and Doing Business reforms: Are they related and how?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SUBMITTED BY INÉS ZABALBEITA MÚGICA ON MON, 03/12/2018 CO-AUTHORS: MARILYNE YOUBI, CÉCILE FERRO   Small differences in the time and cost to trade can determine whether or not a...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              15 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Madagascar calls on UNCTAD to assess its e-commerce readiness

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Looking to boost electronic commerce on the "Big Island", the government has asked UNCTAD to help evaluate the opportunities and obstacles for online business in...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                15 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ITC – Making Aid for Trade work for women

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Studies show benefits of a more inclusive economic model by ANOUSH DERBOGHOSSIAN, Gender Focal Point, World Trade Organization Let us go back 12 years, to...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ICTSD- Talking E-Commerce with Alioune Sarr, Senegal’s Trade Minister

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bridges Africa met with Alioune Sarr, the Senegalese Minister for Trade, Consumer Affairs, the Informal Sector, and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, to discuss e-commerce and related...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Estonia opens e-Residency for Indian startups, provides easy access to EU market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Indian startups can now Make in India and sell in Europe. The programme aims to enroll over 200 Indian startups this year. A panoramic view of Tallinn...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Five Examples of United Nations Agencies Using Blockchain Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By Wayan Vota on March 8, 2018 Blockchain technologies have the potential to help the international community reduce transaction costs, lower the risk of fraud, control financial risks...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UPU – Financial Inclusion Technical Assistance Facility

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      While some 91 percent of postal outlets worldwide already offer some form of financial services, there is still work to do when it comes to...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Development Implications of Digital Economies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Digital Economy Policy in Developing Countries By RUMANA BUKHT & RICHARD HEEKS Digital economies in the global South are undershooting their potential.  A new paper...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Uganda advised to consider e-commerce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In Summary Government policies have to be geared towards creating broadband access for both fixed and mobile communication to enable the Ugandan businesses be seen...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Can the digital revolution transform agriculture?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        By:  Heinz Strubenhoff - Senior Private Sector Specialist - World Bank &   Roy Parizat - Senior Economist - The World Bank   The world talks a lot about the digital...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ASEAN to promote cross-border e-commerce with new framework

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NIKKEI ASEAN REVIEW Digital economy a key theme for the region, but challenges remain KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writer SINGAPORE -- Countries in Southeast Asia...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UNECA & UNCTAD- The Republic of Malawi Launches Its Electronic Investment Guide

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lilongwe — The Malawi iGuide, an electronic investment platform, was developed by the Malawi Investment Trade Center (MICT) assisted by the ECA and UNCTAD acting...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            World Bank – Demystifying technologies for digital identification

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            With more than 1.1 billion individuals without official proof of identity, a myriad of technologies is advancing at a faster speed than ever before and...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 marzo 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            UN Women – Using blockchain technology to empower women

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            From where I stand: Using blockchain technology to empower women Olivier Mukuta, a social innovator who grew up in a refugee camp is working to...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6 febrero 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BID – convocación de soluciones de código abierto para la administración

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) invita a organizaciones y gobiernos a participar de la convocatoria sobre herramientas de código abierto para mejorar la administración...