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This is the lowest level in the world according to the report and ranks poorly against the global average of eight in every 10 users."While there appears to be increasing concerns about data privacy and online security around the world, there is somewhat a 'data privacy paradox', as users continue to give away personal data and thus their privacy in exchange for different services," says UNCTAD Digital Economy report published last (Wednesday) evening.
In its Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2018 report released this week, the Unctad estimated that the Philippines will gain an addition of 3.2 percent of total exports due to the trade conflict.
Overall, the global financial picture is "gloomy", UNCTAD's James Zhan, Director of the Division on Investment and Enterprise, said.
This is for the first time that Pakistan has been chosen to chair the high profile UNCTAD conference as a result of Pakistan's commitment to effective competition law enforcement and the CCP's involvement in UNCTAD's activities under the leadership of Chairperson Khalil in this field.
UNCTAD reported that foreign direct investment in Iran in 2017 totaled $5,019 million, up 49 percent from the investment total of $3,372 million in 2016 and an immense 2-1/2 times the $2,050 million recorded in 2015, the last year before most sanctions were lifted.
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said in the report that the decline in foreign direct investment (FDI) and a slowdown in global value chains should be a major concern for policymakers, especially in the developing world.
The minister is attending the event on the special invitation extended by the Secretary General UNCTAD, being held in Geneva from April 16-20 to discuss the growing role of digital platforms and concrete steps to harnessing these evolving technologies for sustainable development, said a press release received here.
At the ceremony hosted by UNCTAD at the United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday, Ambassador Amil urged the reinvigoration of the G77 and China; and for the UNCTAD to address contemporary challenges.
The Study is based on a traditional UNCTAD Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development, but for the first time developed with a regional outlook on South East Europe.
The statement praised the role and investment policies of the UNCTAD in supporting the efforts of countries in the development of investment and achievement of the sustainable development agenda, stressing that the recommendations made would help Gambia in creating favourable investment climate and attracting foreign investment to realize development and leave the status of the least developed countries, urging the UNCTAD to provide more assistance to Gambia to ensure full implementation of the recommendations.
12 -- Secretary General of the United National Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Dr.
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