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By on 25 Aug, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

DiploFoundation has become a member of the eTrade for All initiative, launched during the 2017 UNCTAD E-commerce Week. The initiative aims to expand the positive impact of e-commerce on development. It provides a hub for actors to find information, offer resources, build partnerships and receive the support they need to strengthen digital trade.

By on 30 Jun, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are preparing for the next Ministerial Conference (MC11) to take place in December, in Buenos Aires. E-commerce is high on the organisation’s thematic priorities. Member states have started producing draft texts, despite the lack of a unified view on how to move discussions forward, aiming to shape the agenda for the Ministerial.

 

Preparatory discussions for the WTO MC11

By on 11 Jun, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

The 9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon) took place from 30 May to 2 June, in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference is annually organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) and brings together decision-makers and experts from government, military and industry fields.

By on 24 Mar, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The 58th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) took place from 11 to 16 March in Copenhagen, Denmark.

By Marissa Wilkinson on 28 Nov, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

By the year 2030, the United Nations hopes to realise their 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are concrete objectives that are simple to understand albeit challenging to achieve. The eighth SDG is about promoting “Decent Work and Economic Growth”.

By on 17 Nov, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Some takeaways from the Internet & Jurisdiction Conference, held in Paris, France, from 14 to 16 November 2016

By Tsendnyam Enkhchimeg on 11 Nov, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Exactly a year ago on November 11th, the Singles’ Day- an entertaining festival widespread among young Chinese people, to celebrate the fact that they are proud of being single -Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant made $14.3 billion, largely through its online shopping platforms such as Taobao.com and Tmall.com. This was more than double the total e-commerce sales of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday combined in the U.S.

By Luca Belli on 14 Oct, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Co-authored with Marília Maciel

Over the past decade, the impressive growth in Internet traffic has meant the increasing mobility of data, services, and wealth, connecting more than 3 billion potential customers and producers, while triggering the need for legally interoperable frameworks that facilitate trade.

By on 20 Sep, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

E-commerce has been part of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agenda since 1998, following the Ministerial Declaration on Global Electronic Commerce. In the same year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched its Action Plan for Electronic Commerce, a key framework guiding the activities of member states on this matter.

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