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WTO Launches Call For Proposals For 2018 Public Forum

This year’s Public Forum will focus on how technology is changing the way we trade and will assess how trade can continue to contribute to job creation, growth and sustainable development, particularly in the context of the Sustainable Deve...Read More

Korea Files Appeal Against WTO Panel Ruling Regarding Japanese Food Import Restrictions

Further information will be available within the next few days in documents WT/DS495/8 Parties to a dispute can appeal a panel’s ruling. Appeals have to be based on points of law, such as legal interpretation — they cannot re-open factual f...Read More

China Initiates WTO Dispute Complaint Against US Tariffs On Steel, Aluminium Products

China claims the duties of 25% and 10% on imports of steel and aluminium products respectively are inconsistent with provisions of the WTO’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 and of the Agreement on Safeguards. The duties h...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS EXAMINES GUYANA’S INITIAL REPORT

12 April 2018 The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Guyana on its implementation of the International Convention on the ...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS DISCUSSES SITUATION IN SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES IN THE ABSENCE OF A REPORT AND A DELEGATION

12 April 2018 The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families today discussed the efforts of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to implement the International Convention on the Protection of ...Read More

Advancing Technologies Are Key To Unlocking Inclusive, Resilient, Sustainable Future For All, Deputy Secretary-General Tells World Information Summit

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum, in Geneva today:

United Nations Establishes Tableau As Visual Analytics Standard, Streamlines Global Adoption Of Platform

NEW YORK, 20 March (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations and Tableau Software are proud to announce an unprecedented agreement that provides access to Tableau’s world class visual analytics to profession...Read More

Connecting ‘Unconnected’ Remains Crucial For Attaining 2030 Agenda Goals, Secretary-General Tells World Summit In Video Message

Following is the text of Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2018, held in Geneva, 19‑23 March:

United States Initiates WTO Complaint Against India Over Export Subsidy Programmes

The United States claims the measures appear to be inconsistent with Article 3.1(a) of the WTO’s Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM Agreement), and that India appears to have acted inconsistently with Article 3.2 of the...Read More

ConsenSys Wins #Blockchain4Humanity Challenge For Designing Blockchain-Based Identification System To Help End Child Trafficking In Republic Of Moldova

NEW YORK, 15 March 2018 (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Department of Management’s Office of Information and Communications Technology ann...Read More

Better Laws, Data Essential For Tackling Cyberabuse, Growing Digital Gender Gap, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Event On Ending Online Violence Against Women

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Commission on the Status of Women side event organized by Estonia “Ending violence against women — opportunities and challenges of informat...Read More

WSIS Forum 2018 To Be Held Next Week In Geneva

news_140318_wsis.jpg © ITU 14 March 2018 From 19 to 23 March 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland, UNESCO will co-host the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, the world’s largest annual gathering of the ICT for development communit...Read More