When considering the great technological changes that humanity is facing, it is generally assumed that the Fourth Industrial Revolution (underway since the middle of the last century, and characterised by a fusion of technologies that blur the lines ...
 14 Jul 2020

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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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Developments in AI, IoT and smart devices, and other data‑heavy applications have led to a major increase in data traffic. It is estimated that global data centre traffic will triple by 2020. The increase in volume of data has increased the scale of ...
 18 Sep 2018

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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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The normal business cycle of a company operating across borders – such as Internet companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook – involves offering goods or services for a profit, paying taxes, and reinvesting the money. Many Internet companies base...
 8 Apr 2018

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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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