4 diciembre 2019

ITU – How we are working together to build trust in digital financial services

    By Bilel Jamoussi, Chief of the Study Groups Department of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau *The following article is based on my remarks this morning at...
    3 diciembre 2019

    UNCTAD – Europe continues to dominate global e-commerce ranking

      European nations hold eight of the top 10 spots on UNCTAD's Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2019, which ranks 152 countries on their readiness to engage...
      3 diciembre 2019

      UN ESCAP – Let’s give the trade a chance

          Imagine going through the day without consuming or using some product, service, data, technology, personal contact, or payment which has not – at least...
        2 diciembre 2019

        UN ESCAP – Pathways to Influence: Promoting the Role of Women’s Transformative Leadership to Achieve the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific

          A key driver for progress is Sustainable Development Goal target 5.5 on promoting and strengthening equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in...
          28 noviembre 2019

          UNCTAD- Keeping markets fair in digital era requires stronger cooperation

            The first Instanbul Competition Forum meets amid growing concerns about market power and wealth concentration in the hands of a few digital giants. As economies...
            28 noviembre 2019

            ITU World Radiocommunication Conference agrees key parameters for future communication technologies

              High-speed, super-reliable, broadband connectivity enabled with 5G mobile, next-generation satellites and high altitude aerial stations The World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) concluded today as agreements...
              27 noviembre 2019

              Estonia E-residency is soft power five years after launch

                In December it will be five years since the launch of Estonia's e-residency initiative, newspaper Postimees interviewed one of the founders Siim Sikkut about the...
                22 noviembre 2019

                UNCTAD: Call for papers for the TNC Journal related to gender equality

                Call for papers on Multinational firms and gender equality! Transnational Corporations is a longstanding policy-oriented refereed research journal on issues related to investment, multinational enterprises...
                20 noviembre 2019

                World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 approves key transportation agreement

                  Delegates at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt have approved international agreements that will help pave the way for better smart-city transportation. The...
                  19 noviembre 2019

                  She Trades Global

                  SheTrades Global 2019 will be held in conjunction with World Export Development Forum (WEDF) at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 18-22 November 2019. SheTrades Global is...
                  14 noviembre 2019

                  The Digital Roadmap: how developing countries can get ahead

                    The Pathways  for Prosperity Commission’s final report lays out pragmatic recommendations for developing countries that want to seize the opportunities available in the digital age...
                    12 noviembre 2019

                    WIPO Report 2019 – The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots, Global Networks

                      Today, WIPO released the World Intellectual Property Report 2019. This year’s Report focuses on “The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots, Global Networks”. Drawing on millions of patent and...
                      7 noviembre 2019

                      ITC – Fast Tracking Digital Entrepreneurship in Africa

                        The digital economy offers opportunities at scale to generate jobs, contribute to economic growth and productivity gains. Digital entrepreneurship will accelerate the digital transformation of...
                        7 noviembre 2019

                        UNCTAD – Ensuring frontier and space technologies bring development to all

                          Experts gather to tap into opportunities to use technology to accelerate progress towards the global goals, leaving no one behind. A global middle class has...
                          6 noviembre 2019

                          New ITU data reveal growing Internet uptake but a widening digital gender divide

                            Some 4.1 billion people are now online, but in developing countries women’s Internet use is falling behind. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​New data released by ITU today reveal that...
                            4 noviembre 2019

                            World Bank – Pacific Islands: Harnessing the transformative power of digital connectivity

                              Spread across the vast Pacific Ocean, the islands of the South Pacific are significantly more connected than they were a decade ago. Some of these...
                              2 noviembre 2019

                              IDB – The 2019 Global Financial Inclusion Microscope

                                Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Mexico lead the ranking of the Global Microscope on the environment for financial inclusion, an index that focuses on regulation, political...
                                31 octubre 2019

                                ISOC – Summit Seeks to Connect Communities in Africa to the Global Internet

                                  Dodoma, Tanzania–30 October, 2019 – The Internet Society and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in partnership with the University of Dodoma announced today that the...
                                  28 octubre 2019

                                  Building the Digital Government – Estonia’s Digital Transformation

                                  Estonia has 1.3 million citizens and it has become the paradigm example of digital services in a mere 20 years. When it comes to digital...
                                  25 octubre 2019

                                  UNCTAD kicks off eTrade for Women masterclass series

                                  The first course will be held in Skopje, North Macedonia, and led by finance minister and Grouper.mk co-founder Nina Angelovska. #eTradeforWomen   UNCTAD kicks off...
                                  23 octubre 2019

                                  UNCTAD – 6 things to know about women in e-commerce

                                  It's an open secret that the technology sector struggles to attract women. Could changing the narrative be a way to get more women involved in...
                                  18 octubre 2019

                                  Davos 2020: World Economic Forum announces the theme

                                    The World Economic Forum has announced the theme and details for its 50th Annual Meeting, to be held 21-24 January in Davos, Switzerland. The Meeting’s...
                                    18 octubre 2019

                                    The World Bank – Connecting Africa to Broadband: A Roadmap for Inclusive Growth

                                      What will it take for Africa to connect an additional 1.1 billion people online by 2030 and bridge the connectivity gap? A new report launched yesterday...
                                      17 octubre 2019

                                      ESCAP – Artificial Intelligence emerging as a helpful tool for governments to deliver public services, reveals new UN-Google report

                                        Bangkok (ESCAP news) – A new study launched by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Google today...
                                        15 octubre 2019

                                        Consumers International – World Standards Day 2019: Laying the foundations for a better world

                                        For Consumers International and its members, getting involved in the world of technical standards is an important part of protecting consumers globally. Standards are the 'silent and...
                                        13 octubre 2019

                                        WEF – In the digital era, tax, trade and competition rules need an upgrade

                                          The benefits of digitalization are clear and welcome. Yet popular debate is growing worldwide on how best to tax and regulate digital businesses to optimize...
                                          11 octubre 2019

                                          EIF – GLOBALISATION, ROBOTICS AND PATHWAYS TO DEVELOPMENT

                                            Trade for Development News discussed the future of globalisation and pathways to development with Richard Baldwin, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and...
                                            11 octubre 2019

                                            Business as usual at the 74th UNGA

                                              A week has passed since the opening of the annual General Debate of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The time is just about right for...
                                              11 octubre 2019

                                              Boosting business competitiveness in Africa with IP and innovation

                                                By McLean Sibanda, Managing Director, Bigen Global Limited, Harare, Zimbabwe, and Professor Tom Peter Migun Ogada, Executive Director, African Centre for Technology Studies and Chairman of the...
                                                11 octubre 2019

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

                                                  World Trade Report sees increasing role for services trade, need for global cooperation The 2019 edition of the WTO’s World Trade Report highlights that services...
                                                  9 octubre 2019

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

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

                                                    The World Bank: Global Value Chains Have Spurred Growth but Momentum Is Flagging

                                                      Report Shows Path for Developing Countries to Achieve Better Growth Outcomes In an era of slowing trade and growth, developing countries can achieve better outcomes...
                                                      5 octubre 2019

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

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

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

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

                                                          ITU issues guidance on the adoption of blockchain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                  Least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS)’ constitute 91 of the world’s most vulnerable nations. Some of them...
                                                                  23 septiembre 2019

                                                                  ITU – How we can turn digital technology innovation into climate action

                                                                    By Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General *The following is a Foreword published in the new ITU report, “Turning digital technology into climate action.” Today, we are...
                                                                    23 septiembre 2019

                                                                    ISOC – Privacy Regulations Are Evolving: Are Organizations Ready?

                                                                    Privacy statements are both a point of contact to inform users about their data and a way to show governments the organization is committed to...
                                                                    23 septiembre 2019

                                                                    ITU – Global internet growth stalls and focus shifts to ‘meaningful universal connectivity’ to drive global development

                                                                      UN-backed report on global broadband access underscores urgent need to find new ways to reach the half of the world still unconnected Traditional ap​proaches to...
                                                                      20 septiembre 2019

                                                                      UNCTAD- Successful digital women entrepreneurs at UN Assembly

                                                                      Five successful women entrepreneurs who have broken new digital ground and created wealth and employment in various developing countries will be unveiled on the margins...
                                                                      20 septiembre 2019

                                                                      EIF – Unleashing the power of women to transform the world’s poorest countries

                                                                        If we are committed to transforming the lives of women across the globe, we have to start with the least developed countries Let’s get real....
                                                                        19 septiembre 2019

                                                                        WCO underlines Customs’ role during WTO discussions on e-commerce

                                                                          The WCO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Ricardo Treviño Chapa, recently visited World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to raise awareness of Customs’ role...
                                                                          17 septiembre 2019

                                                                          ITC and Diplo joint course on Digital Commerce starting on 9 October 2019

                                                                            The International Trade Centre (ITC) and Diplo Foundation (Diplo) are delighted to announce a joint digital commerce (just-in-time Geneva-based course) starting on 9 October 2019. This course aims to...
                                                                            13 septiembre 2019

                                                                            Consumers International – The top five insights discussed at the G20

                                                                            From robot lawyers to self-regulating IoT products, technology was a focal point at the G20 Consumer Policy conference, closely followed by sustainability and international cooperation....
                                                                            13 septiembre 2019

                                                                            ITC – Sustaining the impact of Africa’s tech hubs

                                                                              New ITC report explores impact of and challenges for African technology hubs, and looks at ways for them to remain financially viable. Across Africa, technology...
                                                                              12 septiembre 2019

                                                                              EIF – How can developing countries seize returns from the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

                                                                                Without action, one out of every four people living in LDCs will be offline due to the lack of digital skills The digital trade landscape...
                                                                                12 septiembre 2019

                                                                                ITU Telecom World gathers steam in Budapest

                                                                                  Collaboration is fundamental for achieving an inclusive digital future for all. That was the message at the ITU Telecom World 2019 opening today in Budapest, Hungary. Key...
                                                                                  10 septiembre 2019

                                                                                  WEF – Africa E-Commerce Action Agenda Launches Roadmap to Sustainable Development

                                                                                    Cape Town, South Africa, 3 September 2019 – The World Economic Forum, in partnership with the International Trade Centre, today released the Africa E-Commerce Agenda, an eight-step...
                                                                                    10 septiembre 2019

                                                                                    EIF – The African Continental Free Trade area: dawn of a new era

                                                                                      The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will transform the way Africa trades, with intra-African trade expected to increase by 15-25 per cent, and the...
                                                                                      6 septiembre 2019

                                                                                      UN Regional Commissions – Interactive visualization of Trade Facilitation & Paperless Trade data

                                                                                        To help countries benchmark and reduce the time and cost of trading across border, the UN Regional Commissions jointly conduct the UN Global Survey on...
                                                                                        6 septiembre 2019

                                                                                        ITC – ITC and Visa Partner to Empower Women-Led Businesses to Trade Globally

                                                                                          The International Trade Centre (ITC) and Visa (NYSE: V) today launched a partnership to increase the participation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and...
                                                                                          6 septiembre 2019

                                                                                          DiploFoundation – Digital governance: Who is picking up the phone?

                                                                                            'Who do I call if I want to call Europe?' asked Kissinger a few decades ago. The essence of Kissinger’s question could easily translate to...
                                                                                            6 septiembre 2019

                                                                                            UNCTAD – Global efforts needed to spread digital economy benefits, UN report says

                                                                                              Digital wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few US- and China-based platforms The gap between the under-connected and the hyper-digitalized countries will widen...
                                                                                              6 septiembre 2019

                                                                                              ITU – Prioritize digital skills to drive global development

                                                                                                By 2030 there will be an estimated two billion young people seeking opportunities for a bright future. If we give these young people the right...
                                                                                                4 septiembre 2019

                                                                                                DiploFoundation – Celebrating 20 years of DiploNews

                                                                                                  Over the years, Diplo’s alumni base grew to over 6,000 professionals from 201 countries. Our websites, home to the latest information on all that we’ve...
                                                                                                  4 septiembre 2019

                                                                                                  ISOC – Improving Internet Trust: Ironing out the Details

                                                                                                    We all can make some pretty rash decisions under stress. I once burned a hole through my undershirt instead of ironing my button-down shirt because...
                                                                                                    4 septiembre 2019

                                                                                                    ESCAP – Explaining the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless trade in Asia-Pacific

                                                                                                      The adoption of the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless trade in Asia and the Pacific paves the way for the region to accelerate...
                                                                                                      4 septiembre 2019

                                                                                                      e-Residency – e-Residency summer update

                                                                                                        What’s happened so far in 2019, and what’s on the agenda for the remainder of the year. It can be hard to leave the forest...
                                                                                                        2 septiembre 2019

                                                                                                        WEF – What to expect from the World Economic Forum on Africa 2019

                                                                                                          It's home to almost half of the 40 fastest-growing emerging and developing countries and has the youngest population of any continent: so how can Africa...
                                                                                                          2 septiembre 2019

                                                                                                          ITU – Top experts discuss key issues at ITU Workshop on Fintech Security

                                                                                                            ‘Fintech’ or financial technology is one of the fastest growing segments in the financial services industry – and it has massive potential to improve lives...
                                                                                                            29 agosto 2019

                                                                                                            EIF – Ramkrishna Adhikari: with a young, tech-savvy population, Nepal forging ahead on its e-Commerce path

                                                                                                              Nepal’s Under Secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies talks all things trade – online What is the current state of ecommerce in...
                                                                                                              29 agosto 2019

                                                                                                              AfDB – G7 Summit: President Macron and G7 leaders provide Bank’s AFAWA initiative with $251 million.

                                                                                                                French President Emmanuel Macron and G7 leaders on Sunday approved a package totalling $251 million in support of the African Development Bank’s AFAWA initiative to...
                                                                                                                29 agosto 2019

                                                                                                                ITC issues call for women entrepreneurs to join second phase of SheTrades Invest

                                                                                                                  The International Trade Centre (ITC) today announced a new call for women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses to apply to join SheTrades Invest for an opportunity...
                                                                                                                  29 agosto 2019

                                                                                                                  ITC-WEF – Factories are no longer the sure route to prosperity. Here’s why

                                                                                                                    Think about countries growing out of poverty and you probably picture something like this: underemployed workers leaving inefficient farms for factories that make textiles and...
                                                                                                                    15 agosto 2019

                                                                                                                    WTO AND UPU – CROSS-BORDER TRADE

                                                                                                                    Discover the seminar and workshop at Parcel+Post Expo this year, including: Defining the parcel locker Technology and lockers Paul Donohoe, Manager Digital Economy & Trade...
                                                                                                                    14 agosto 2019

                                                                                                                    ITU – High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) — bringing connectivity to all

                                                                                                                      As emerging economies around the world focus on digital transformation as a path toward socioeconomic empowerment, bringing connectivity to all is increasingly critical. Nearly half...
                                                                                                                      8 agosto 2019

                                                                                                                      ISOC – Working Together for an Internet for Women

                                                                                                                      How can we get more girls and young women involved in the Internet? Since 2017, the Internet Society’s Women SIG has developed global actions to...
                                                                                                                      5 agosto 2019

                                                                                                                      AfDB – From youth empowerment to youth investment: the Jobs for Youth in Africa strategy

                                                                                                                        Africa’s greatest asset is its young people. However, without harnessing their potential and equipping them with skills of the future, restless, hungry, unemployed young people...
                                                                                                                        2 agosto 2019

                                                                                                                        UNCTAD – Iraq sets sights on e-commerce opportunities

                                                                                                                          Years of conflict have ravaged Iraq’s economy and infrastructure. As it struggles to rebuild, the country is keen on tapping e-commerce’s potential. Iraq is laying...
                                                                                                                          2 agosto 2019

                                                                                                                          The World Bank – The Future of Work in Africa: The Roles of Skills, Informality, and Social Protection in Unleashing the Promise of Digital Technologies for All

                                                                                                                              As developing countries brace for technological advances and other disruptions arising from climate shocks, fragility, economic integration and population transitions that will fundamentally transform...
                                                                                                                            2 agosto 2019

                                                                                                                            ITU digital gender champion becomes leading AI service provider

                                                                                                                              By Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest tickets in the ICT space right now – and...
                                                                                                                              26 julio 2019

                                                                                                                              UNCTAD – Bangladesh creates fertile ground for e-commerce growth

                                                                                                                                The ICT sector in Bangladesh has grown by 40% annually since 2010, thanks to public and private sector initiatives. Bangladesh has laid down an exemplary...
                                                                                                                                23 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                WTO – Provisional programme for 2019 Public Forum now available

                                                                                                                                  This year’s WTO Public Forum, entitled “Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World”, will feature 137 sessions focusing on how to adapt to a rapidly...
                                                                                                                                  22 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                  UNCTAD – Competition law crosses the digital threshold

                                                                                                                                    While competition law's logic is sound, it needs new levers to address the challenges of the modern world and help regulators and enforcers do their...
                                                                                                                                    19 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                    WEF – Is blockchain overhyped? 5 challenges to getting projects off the ground

                                                                                                                                      Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of excitement around blockchain – some warranted, and some not. As the hype dies...
                                                                                                                                      17 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                      ITU – Collaborative and innovative approaches to regulation needed to unlock the full potential of digital technologies

                                                                                                                                        ITU Global Symposium for Regulators adopts GSR-19 Best Practice Guidelines on fast-forwarding digital connectivity for all Regulators from around the world gathered in Port Vila,...
                                                                                                                                        15 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                        Countries advancing towards more digital and sustainable trade, finds UN Regional Commissions global survey

                                                                                                                                          UN member States are moving towards more seamless and efficient trading environments, within and beyond their national borders. In general, countries across the globe have...
                                                                                                                                          15 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                          UNCTAD – Smart consumers can set a new course for people and planet

                                                                                                                                               Consumers are not just passive buyers. Their choices determine the sustainability of economic development.   Consumers hold the key to a sustainable future for...
                                                                                                                                            12 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                            ISOC /Consumers International: The Internet of Things: Connecting the Dots to Become a Smart Consumer

                                                                                                                                              According to a recent survey conducted by Consumers International and the Internet Society, 63% of consumers think the way Internet-connected devices collect data is “creepy.” The...
                                                                                                                                              12 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                              UNIDO: Cyber security: increasingly vital for industry

                                                                                                                                                With the onward march of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the increasing proliferation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) will bring benefits but also risks. The...
                                                                                                                                                12 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                                CUTS Completes 10 Years in Geneva

                                                                                                                                                  “The beauty of our work is that we have been able to cross-fertilize among our centres. We practice South-South cooperation, not just preach it.”, said...
                                                                                                                                                  11 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                                  ITU launches latest ‘ICT Regulatory Tracker’ to help inform key policy decisions

                                                                                                                                                    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) now underpin nearly every sector of the economy, boosting growth and improving lives at a pace and scale not seen...
                                                                                                                                                    9 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                                    How are governments staying safe? ITU releases its third Global Cybersecurity Index

                                                                                                                                                      More than half the world is now online for the first time ever. This is a significant step towards a more inclusive digital economy. But as information...
                                                                                                                                                      8 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                                      Fresh from the shelf: eTrade for all Year in Review 2018-2019!

                                                                                                                                                        If you want to see eTrade for all's work from the past year in one snapshot, read our 'Year in Review' 2018-2019! In this report,...
                                                                                                                                                        5 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                                        UN ECA’s 2020 Conference of Ministers to focus on industrialisation in the digital era

                                                                                                                                                          The fifty-third session of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will be held...
                                                                                                                                                          4 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                                          EIF – Six countries announce USD 13 million to support trade in the world’s poorest countries

                                                                                                                                                            The governments of Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan and Sweden plan to commit approximately USD 13 million to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) to help...
                                                                                                                                                            4 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                                            WTO- DG Azevêdo: Global cooperation on digital economy vital to unlock trade benefits for women

                                                                                                                                                              Electronic commerce has great potential to boost the economic empowerment of women but only if the right conditions are in place to unlock these benefits,...
                                                                                                                                                              2 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                                              Vanuatu becomes the first Pacific country to implement Customs Online Payment

                                                                                                                                                                Just over a year ago, BRED Bank Management approached Customs to consider using its e-Commerce platform. Despite, e-payments not being a top priority for Customs...
                                                                                                                                                                2 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                UNESCAP – 10 digital solutions for women entrepreneurs win support from United Nations’ FinTech Innovation Fund

                                                                                                                                                                  A crowdfunding platform for women farmers, online marketplaces for women-produced goods and services, and e-wallet enabled lending were among ten of the winning business models...
                                                                                                                                                                  2 julio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                  From ‘micro-factories’ to urban farming these innovative firms are shaping the future, meet the World Economic Forum’s 2019 class of Technology Pioneers

                                                                                                                                                                    The World Economic Forum has selected 56 emerging tech firms from around the globe to be its 2019 cohort of Technology Pioneers 25% are female-led...
                                                                                                                                                                    28 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                    ITC – $1 trillion in annual investment to unlock the development power of small businesses

                                                                                                                                                                      Expanding investment into small and medium-sized enterprises would help deliver inclusive economic growth and the Sustainable Development Goals, together with profits for investors. by ITC...
                                                                                                                                                                      27 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                      UNCTAD – Lesotho ready to channel its growth to go digital

                                                                                                                                                                        New report on Lesotho shows how the small, mountainous nation could unlock its digital market to diversify its economy. E-commerce is a way for small...
                                                                                                                                                                        25 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                        EIF/WEF – 4 ways to empower women in the world’s poorest countries

                                                                                                                                                                          By Deanna Ramsay  Managing Editor, Trade for Development News, Enhanced Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat, World Trade Organization & Violeta Gonzalez   Head, Partnerships, Outreach and...
                                                                                                                                                                          23 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                          UNIDO – How digital technology can support gender equality in the MENA region

                                                                                                                                                                            In line with the European Development Days 2019's overarching title ‘Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind’, UNIDO organized a LAB Debate...
                                                                                                                                                                            20 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                            Diaspora holds huge potential to facilitate trade and investment

                                                                                                                                                                              Written by Arif Zaman, Executive Director, Commonwealth Businesswomen's Network and Deputy Centre for Research and Enterprise, Bloomsbury Institute, London, UK     Diaspora entrepreneurs can...
                                                                                                                                                                              19 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              CUTS- e-commerce negotiations at the WTO: an overview

                                                                                                                                                                                At the 11th Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires on 13 December 2017, 71 members signed a joint statement announcing their objective of “advancing electronic commerce...
                                                                                                                                                                                19 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                South Centre – Intellectual Property and Electronic Commerce: Proposals in the WTO and Policy Implications for Developing Countries

                                                                                                                                                                                  This policy brief explains the mandate of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on electronic commerce under the work program on e-commerce, which was adopted by...
                                                                                                                                                                                  18 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                  ITU – Why digital skills training is so important if we are serious about closing the digital divide

                                                                                                                                                                                    By Susan Teltscher, Head of ITU’s Human Capacity Building Division In 2018, numbers on Internet usage made headlines announcing that more than half the world is...
                                                                                                                                                                                    17 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    Internet Society – Want to Make a Difference in Your Community? Apply for a Beyond the Net Medium or Large Grant

                                                                                                                                                                                      Applications are now open for the 2019 Beyond the Net Medium and Large Grants. All Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in good standing are...
                                                                                                                                                                                      17 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                      WCO releases new Customs tools to advance gender equality and diversity

                                                                                                                                                                                        By Johanna Törnström, Assistant Programme Manager, Capacity Building Directorate, WCO Gender equality and diversity has been part of the WCO capacity building agenda since 2013. In...
                                                                                                                                                                                        14 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                        WIPO- Harnessing the benefits of IP for development

                                                                                                                                                                                          In May 2019, WIPO hosted an international conference to explore, in practical terms, how developing countries can benefit from the intellectual property (IP) system in a rapidly...
                                                                                                                                                                                          14 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                          Survey says people don’t trust the Internet, what needs to change?

                                                                                                                                                                                            More trust in the internet is needed if the digital economy is to become a viable development tool for developing nations Social media companies are...
                                                                                                                                                                                            13 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                            Africa-Europe Alliance: European Commission and African Union Commission welcome the Digital Economy Task Force report

                                                                                                                                                                                              The EU-AU Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) unveiled today its final report, a concrete result of the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs launched...
                                                                                                                                                                                              13 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                              WCO Conference on technology kicks off in Baku

                                                                                                                                                                                                Around 900 delegates from almost 90 countries, representing the public and private sector, academia and international organizations, gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan on Wednesday 12 June...
                                                                                                                                                                                                12 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                UN makes ‘declaration of digital interdependence’, with release of tech report

                                                                                                                                                                                                  UN Photo/Mark Garten Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (c), Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group (l) and the UN...
                                                                                                                                                                                                  11 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) of the European Union

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU...
                                                                                                                                                                                                    11 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ITU – Introducing ‘AI Commons’: A framework for collaboration to achieve global impact

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Last week’s 3rd annual AI for Good Global Summit once again showcased the growing number of Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects with promise to advance the United Nations...
                                                                                                                                                                                                      7 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                      “Colombia quiere verse como un país de alto rendimiento en economía digital”: Ministra de las TIC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        A pocas horas de que la Plenaria de la Cámara de Representantes diera inicio en tercer debate a la votación del proyecto de ley de...
                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                        ITU – Why this year’s Global Symposium for Regulators is more important than ever

                                                                                                                                                                                                          In the nearly 20 years since I helped set up the very first Global Symposium for Regulators, held in Geneva in the year 2000, the GSR has...
                                                                                                                                                                                                          4 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                          UN CEPAL – La revolución digital ha revitalizado la democracia, pero urge una gobernanza que resguarde intereses de la ciudadanía

                                                                                                                                                                                                            La Secretaria Ejecutiva de la CEPAL, Alicia Bárcena, culminó hoy una visita oficial a Berlín, Alemania, con una intervención en la cumbre Future Affairs 2019,...
                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                            UNCITRAL – ONU y MinTIC organizan primera conferencia sobre contextos jurídicos de Economía Digital en Latinoamérica

                                                                                                                                                                                                              La ministra Sylvia Constaín abrirá la conferencia en compañía de José Ángelo Estrella-Faria, oficial jurídico principal de la ONU, en las instalaciones del MinTIC. Este...
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                              UPU – Solution spotlight: securing the supply chain with CDS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Customs Declaration System (CDS), a solution developed by the Postal Technology Centre (PTC), is the UPU’s answer to modern communication between Posts and Customs....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 junio 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                EQUALS – 019 EQUALS in Tech Award NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN ​- Deadline: 11 June, 2019 – Tell us about the most inspiring work to bridge the gender digital divide

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EQUALS is a committed partnership of corporate leaders, governments, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, academic institutions, NGOs and community groups around the world dedicated to promoting gender...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  24 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UPU – New study shows UPU supports member countries and their Posts in trade facilitation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), which came into effect in 2017, has defined a new set of principles to make international trade...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ITU – AI for Good: What we need to do, together

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Artificial intelligence (AI) will transform our lives. The question often posed is: will it be for better or for worse? At ITU, we are working...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      22 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      E-Trade For Women: Connecting E-Commerce Women Leaders And Making Their Voices Heard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Women in IT, Women in STEM, Women in E-commerce..."If you can see it, you can be it"--role-models, mentors, success stories are being promoted aiming to...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      22 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Logistics Update Africa: Getting past the hurdles to the last mile

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      While the rest of the world might be focusing on reaching its consumer faster, African ecommerce players must channelize their energies on cracking the last...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      UNCTAD – The good, the bad and the ugly of rapid technological change

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Artificial intelligence designers, genome editors, professors and government officials weigh the promises and pitfalls of technological change.   New technologies like artificial intelligence and genome...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        18 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AfDB – Africa’s digital economy is a pan African responsibility, Rwanda’s President Kagame says at Transform Africa Summit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Officially opening the continent’s digital economy summit in the Rwandan capital, President Paul Kagame called the task to advance Africa’s digital economy agenda “a pan-African...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          15 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ITC – New report: Creative industries in Rwanda tread digital paths to global markets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Developing countries may not be the first thing that comes to mind when the topic of digital trade arises. Exports of products such as music...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AfDB – Global partners announce $61.8 million allocation to boost African Development Bank initiative for women entrepreneurs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This substantial support from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, We-Fi, will help us scale up our actions and achieve greater results for women entrepreneurs across...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UNCTAD – Commission on Science and Technology for Development, twenty-second session

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The twenty-second session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) will be held at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland from 13 to...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                13 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                UNCTAD eCommerce Week 2019 Report available online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The UNCTAD’s eCommerce Week 2019: From Digitalization to Development took place from 1–5 April at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. Discover below the key outcomes...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WEF – Global Trade Identity can be the cornerstone of paperless trade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The digital business era requires organizations involved in global trade to rethink many aspects of their business models. Several enterprises in global supply chains have...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ITC – Refugees in Kenya tap global freelance job markets online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kakuma refugee camp residents learn new skills and access new markets to work remotely for businesses around the world by ITC News 1 2 3...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      UPU – New UPU report calls for surge in the postal sector’s digital transformation rate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Report by the Universal Postal Union highlights enormous potential of international postal network; identifies key success factors needed to maintain competitive advantages Berne, 9 May...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WEF – The UN came of age with the nuclear bomb. Time for it to step up to the AI era

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In an age of rapid technological change, we frequently create and use technologies designed to amplify our greatest ambitions as a global community – only...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UNCTAD – UN helps nations tap technology for development

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The pace, problems and promises offered by rapid technological change is the central discussion point for ministerial representatives meeting at the UN’s European headquarters in...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WB – Poised for Growth: Africa’s Development Future

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              From digital transformation to building human capital, Africa’s development future was a key focus during the 2019 World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings held in Washington, D.C....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WTO – Consumer groups express support for multilateral trade, stress priorities for e-commerce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Senior representatives of consumer organizations meeting today (6 May 2019) at the WTO headquarters sent a strong message of support for the WTO and the...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WEF – 3 ways firms can master the digital challenges of the 4IR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As the Accenture Technology Vision holds, technology is embedded in everything we do, improving the ways we live, work and experience the world. Almost all organizations in...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Data Skills And The Fourth Industrial Revolution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The idea behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution -- society’s pivot from industrial-based to information-driven business -- is gaining momentum, and for good reason. It’s been...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cambodia to join World Economic Forum digital growth project

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The World Economic Forum has requested Cambodia’s participation in an Asean-wide programme to promote digital development and electronic payments. During a meeting Tuesday with Pan...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UNCTAD – Summit puts consumers at the heart of digital innovation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mproving the well-being of our communities and families – one of the most tangible benefits of economic development – requires stronger protection in the digital...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 mayo 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ITU – World Telecommunication and Information Society Day to focus on inclusive standards

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The following is an interview with Chaesub Lee, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau. Q1: On May 17 of each year, the International Telecommunication Union...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      30 abril 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BID – Cómo blockchain puede hacer más seguro el comercio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        El uso de blockchain a pequeña escala puede generar un impacto enorme. Nuestro trabajo con cuatro organismos aduaneros de América Latina y el Caribe, es...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        30 abril 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ITU – South Africa startup shows power of ITU Telecom World Awards

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          How does a South African startup providing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for smart homes, factories and cities find funding, scale up its business and...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          30 abril 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Estonia’s E-Residency Contributed €14M To Its Economy–‘E-Residency 2.0 Will Be A True Forerunner’

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A small country located on the Baltic Sea, on the shores of the Gulf of Finland and in the vicinity of Russia, Estonia is a global...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            29 abril 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WEF – Understanding digital revenue of IT exporters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            What is digital revenue? It refers to an IT company’s income from services offered to clients based on the digital platform and covers a broad...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            26 abril 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WIPO: World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2019 Reach for Gold: IP and Sports

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This year’s World Intellectual Property Day campaign – Reach for Gold – takes a closer look inside the world of sports. It explores how innovation,...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              23 abril 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ITU – Caribbean Girls Hack events show digital skills momentum

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18 abril 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ecommerce Africa Forum – Investing in African Start-ups

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ITU – WSIS FORUM 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EU – Digital Day 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Five ways to increase trust in e-commerce

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Network to connect women e-commerce leaders launched

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ECommerce At Center Of Global Summit

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ‘AI for Good’ or scary AI?

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How the consolidation of tech providers is impacting innovation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Consumer protection remains a cornerstone of development

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          World Consumer Rights Day 2019: Trusted Smart Products

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Youth prioritized as sustainable development innovators

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  E-commerce is fuelling Asia’s air freight

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Consolidation in the Internet Economy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ITC – Gaza youth find business success with new digital skills

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Consumers International launches Trust by Design Guidelines for consumer IoT

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                News from the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Luxembourg Passes Blockchain Framework Bill Into Law

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Helena Leurent will be the new Director General of Consumers International

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mobile applications for the postal sector

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How ITU is partnering to boost digital financial inclusion

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: Digitalizing Emerging Markets

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Why we need a new circular economy for electronics

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Message from the World Customs Organization – International Customs Day 2019

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Make it convenient, make it credible

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reaching the Digital Economy’s Last Mile

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    E-commerce and Developing Countries: The South Asian Experience

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Davos participants call for digital trade deal

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How e-commerce supports African business growth

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Smart Villages: Empowering rural communities in ‘Niger 2.0’

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            UPU looks back to move forward

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                How Blockchain can revolutionize the energy industry in Africa

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Estonia goes digital to end bureaucracy

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

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

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