The Annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos will convene leaders from business, academia, government, international organisations and civil society to build a'more coherent and sustainable world'. On January 21 the Swiss House will be ...
 21 Jan 2020

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Ms. Lee Tuthill, a senior staff member, has worked at the WTO since 1990. She is responsible for the complementary and interlinked topics of telecommunications, ICT and ICT-enabled services, electronic commerce and mode 1 (cross border supply). In th...

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Staff talks will explore what role data localisation is playing for small businesses in developing countries related to trade. What are the challenges? What does the future hold in store? The discussion will evolve around the unintended consequences ...
 24 May 2019

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UNCTAD eCommerce Week took place from 1-5 April in Geneva, focusing on the theme ‘From Digitalization to Development’. Discussions emphasised the need to break down silos among different groups of actors and to foster collaboration in order for e-com...
 16 Apr 2019

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Low and middle income countries are rolling out sophisticated digital identification systems. Will they be a panacea for social and economic inclusion, or are they another way to control people’s personal information? For generations, peopl...
 21 Jan 2019

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3 January 2019 marks the ten year anniversary of the first blockchain block created. On this day back in 2009 the first block, called the ‘Genesis block’, was mined in the bitcoin blockchain by anonymous online entity, Satoshi Nakamoto, presenting ...
 11 Jan 2019

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Issues related to the digital economy have gained prominance in the last few years. The volume of e-commerce is soaring, and the impact of cross-border data flows on gross domestic product (GDP) growth is now larger than the impact of the traditional...
 27 Jun 2018

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This publication presents the thematic approach, methodology, achievements and lessons learned from a capacity development initiative on e-commerce jointly offered in 2017/2018 by DiploFoundation, CUTS International Geneva, the International Trade Centre (ITC), the Geneva Internet Platform(GIP), and delivered with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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 Marilia Maciel, Roxana Radu, Hannah Slavik, 2018
 
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Technology has significantly transformed the world’s economy. The ability to obtain instantaneous data flows worldwide, and the digitisation of information have enabled new business models and transformed the composition of trade. The impact of cross...

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UNCTAD E-commerce Week 2018 just-in-time reporting TheGIP Digital Watchobservatory is providing just-in-time session reports from most sessions and from the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy. Sess...
 16 Apr 2018

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Dr Jovan Kurbalija is the Executive Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). Hewas a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (2004‒2005), special advisor to the Chairman of the UN Internet Govern...

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Brazilian-born Ms Marília Maciel is currently based in Strasbourg, France. She is involved in several Internet- governance-related projects, notably on the fields of digital economy, e-commerce, and cybersecurity. She also curates the topics of e-com...

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Ms Jimena Sotelo has over 8 years of experience in international trade in the private sector and in international organizations. She has worked for the think tank ICTSD in Geneva and for the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC. She...

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Ms Marie Sicat is Coordinator of theICT Policy Review (ICTPR) Programmeand an Associate Economic Affairs Officer at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. The ICTPR Programme provides technical assistance, po...

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Mr Quan Zhao is trade policy advisor in the Office of the Chief Economist, International Trade Centre (ITC). His main portfolio at the ITC includes policy research and project management in the areas of trade in services, e-commerce, digital economy ...

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MrJulien Grollier is a Programme Officer at CUTS International, Geneva, an NGO catalysing the pro-trade, pro-equity voices of the Global South in trade and development debates in Geneva. Responsible for advocacy and networking, he coordinated a...

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Rashid S. Kaukab is Executive Director, CUTS International Geneva, Switzerland. One of his key responsibilities is to develop, implement and evaluate technical assistance and capacity building projects and programmes for developing and least-develope...

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Dr Marion Jansen is the Chief Economist of the International Trade Centre (ITC) and in this position responsible for the ITC’s flagship publicationSME Competitiveness Outlook. She previously held senior positions in the World Trade Organization...

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