E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

UNCTAD eCommerce Week 2020

UNCTAD’s eCommerce Week is the leading forum for Ministers, senior government officials, CEOs and other business representatives, international organizations, development banks, academics and civil society to discuss the development opportunities and challenges associated with the digital economy. Under the theme “From Digitalization to Development”, this year’s edition of the eCommerce Week, that ran from 1 to 5 April 2019, emphasized the need to scale up support and break down silos – among institutions, government and policy areas – for a more effective contribution of e-commerce towards sustainable development.

The event attracted more than 2000 participants who actively attended the various sessions online, covering 134 countries and from all backgrounds: public, private, civil society. eTrade for all partners were instrumental in the organization of these digital events, with 14 out of 30 of them actively participating in the 14 live sessions, showing their commitment by contributing to such platforms for dialogue.

The eWeek looked in depth at key digital issues in the context of the COIVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact, including data, gender, trade and logistics, consumer trust, consumer protection, competition and digital entrepreneurship. New data on global e-commerce sales and the state of cyberlaws were also released.