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UNCTAD eWeeK 2023

UNCTAD eWeek: Shaping Our Digital Future with Global Insights

From 4 to 8 December 2023, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will hold the next edition of the eWeek.

Digitalisation is one of the most influential mega-trends that will affect development outcomes in the short and medium term and determine our future.

The 2023 eWeek edition will, therefore, look at the main issues underpinning our digital future: from the need to green the digital economy, to ensuring that small digital players can thrive in the current large tech-dominated environment, to how artificial intelligence is changing the landscape, and how we can have more women in the digital economy. It will discuss how we can bring about the future we want in the digital space in an inclusive way that doesn’t leave anyone further behind.

The UNCTAD eWeek will offer a unique opportunity for constructive and inclusive dialogue to generate insights and actions that can feed into global efforts, particularly the ongoing work of the UN Global Digital Compact process leading up to the 2024 Summit of the Future.


Unlocking E-commerce Potential in the Pacific: PIFS Panels at UNCTAD eWeek 2023

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) is taking the initiative to host two pivotal panel sessions aimed at delving into e-commerce within the Pacific region during the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) eWeek, 4 to 8 December 2023,

The first panel session, titled “Enhancing the Transition from Offline to Online for Small Businesses in the Pacific”, underscores the critical importance of supporting Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) as they make the transition to having a presence and making business online. The second panel session, titled “Empowering Pacific E-commerce through Data-driven Decision-Making”, will emphasise the crucial role that data and information play in supporting effective development and development programs in the Pacific. The sessions will take place on 6 and 7 December 2023 respectively.

Mr. Henry Puna, PIFS Secretary General, will be one of the speakers to an high-level panel session co-organised by UNCTAD and PIFS on Regional Approach to E-commerce and Digital Trade in the Pacific. The session is scheduled for December 8, 2023.

Be sure not to miss it! Register here to be part of this year’s eWeek.

All events will be held in person at the Centre International de Conférences de Genève (CICG), Geneva, Switzerland, with remote participation possible.


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The High-Level Sessions programme for the UNCTAD eWeek 2023 is now available!


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