UNCTAD - UN Conference on Trade and Development

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964. Our headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland, and we have offices in New York and Addis Ababa. UNCTAD is part of the UN Secretariat. We report to the UN General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council but have our own membership, leadership, and budget. We are also part of the United Nations Development Group.

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UNCTAD - UN Conference on Trade and Development The UNCTAD and Turkish Competition Authority say that keeping markets fair in digital era requires stronger cooperation among national competition authorities

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Keeping markets fair in digital era requires stronger cooperation* As economies become more digital, keeping them competitive and fair requires stronger government cooperation, the first Istanbul Competition Forum heard on 25 November. The forum gathered more than two dozen competition (...)

UNCTAD - UN Conference on Trade and Development The UNCTAD meeting on competition law and policy adopts for consideration draft guiding policies and procedures aimed at tackling international antitrust concerns with Big Tech

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Competition law crosses the digital threshold* The disruptive effects of big technology companies on digital and offline markets was the subject of intense discussion at a recent UNCTAD meeting on competition law and policy. Governments gathered from 10 to 13 July at the United Nations’ (...)

UNCTAD - UN Conference on Trade and Development The UNCTAD and Egyptian Competition Authority launch regional training centre for competition in Cairo for 7 national competition authorities in the Middle East and North Africa region

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Cairo home to new competition-focused training centre* Competition agencies from seven Middle East and North African countries will benefit from world-class courses offered at innovative training hub in Egypt. Implementing competition law and policy has an increasingly regional flavour as (...)

UNCTAD - UN Conference on Trade and Development The Botswana Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry welcomes voluntary peer review of legal and institutional competition framework

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Botswana greets scrutiny of competition law and policy* Botswana welcomes voluntary peer review of legal and institutional competition framework, underlining its government’s commitment to a fair business environment and protecting consumers. Citizens of Botswana can look forward to improved (...)

UNCTAD - UN Conference on Trade and Development The UNCTAD expert meeting on competition law and policy emphasizes the important role of competition law in combating poverty in developing countries and achieving UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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Competition policy ensures markets work for people over profit* Governments need to keep markets fair and competitive, so that consumers have access to the best goods and services at the lowest price. Winning the fight against poverty depends greatly on how successful we are at ensuring fair (...)

UNCTAD - UN Conference on Trade and Development The UNCTAD meeting of experts examine competition issues for developing country regulators in the market for audio-visual rights to sports events

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Audio-visual sports rights experts step up to the plate* The battle for audio-visual rights to sports events is as fierce as the action on the field, and competition regulators in developing countries must be prepared to play the game. With half the globe glued to screens for the soccer World (...)

UNCTAD - UN Conference on Trade and Development The UNCTAD Secretary-General tells Latin American national competition authorities they must band together to tame the abusive power of big tech in the global digital economy

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Unity needed to shield people and markets from digital giants* UNCTAD Secretary-General tells Latin American consumer protection and competition authorities they must band together to tame the abusive power of dominant players in the global digital economy. The best way to shield people and (...)

UNCTAD - UN Conference on Trade and Development The Brazilian Competition Authority joins UNCTAD’s COMPAL program for strengthening institutions in competition and consumer protection laws in Latin America

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Brazil joins UNCTAD’s COMPAL Programme* The permanent mission of Brazil presented the letter of Mr. Alexandre Barreto de Souza, President of CADE, Brazil’s Competition Authority on 16 January, requesting his accession to UNCTAD’s COMPAL Program. The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (...)

UNCTAD - UN Conference on Trade and Development The Russian Competition Authority’s Head calls for stronger cooperation in cross-border investigations and exchange of classified information at UNCTAD’s 16th session of the intergovernmental group of experts on competition law and policy

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Russia’s perspective on International Competition law and policies by of Mr. Igor Artemiev, Head of Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation* The 16th session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy took place in Geneve from 5-7 July 2017. Q: What (...)

UNCTAD - UN Conference on Trade and Development The UNCTAD starts a 2-year EU-funded project worth 1M EUR aimed at strengthening competition and consumer protection for the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)

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UNCTAD receives One Million Euros to strengthen Competition Laws in Central African countries* The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is embarking on a two-year project aimed at strengthening competition and consumer protection for the Economic and Monetary Community (...)

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