19 février 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 février 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 février 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 février 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 février 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 février 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 février 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 janvier 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 janvier 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...