In Focus
UNCTAD eCommerce Week
E-Commerce Week

UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week on the theme: "Towards Inclusive E-Commerce" is taking place from 24-28 April 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The event gathers global leaders in business, government, the international community and civil society to debate and the opportunities and challenges of the digital transformation, with a special focus on the implications for developing countries. Follow #UNCTADeWeek on Twitter.

In the Spotlight

Achim Steiner
Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner of Germany was appointed as the new Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years.  Currently Director of Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, Mr. Steiner brings to the position extensive senior leadership experience both at the grassroots and at the highest levels of international policymaking addressing environmental sustainability, social equity, and economic development. He also served as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP from 2006 until June 2016.



The UN System at Work

neglected tropical diseases
World Health Organization

WHO reports remarkable achievements in tackling neglected tropical diseases since 2007. An estimated 1 billion people received treatment in 2015 alone. The Organization has observed record-breaking progress towards eliminating ancient scourges like sleeping sickness and elephantiasis. The WHO report, Integrating neglected tropical diseases in global health and development, demonstrates how strong political support, generous donations of medicines, and improvements in living conditions have led to sustained expansion of disease control programmes in countries where these diseases are most prevalent.    The UN System 


Did you know?

Most of the world’s people live no more than 200 miles from the sea. Find out more in Global Issues: Oceans and the Law of the Sea
Decolonization changed the face of the planet, creating more than 80 nations.
Hunger and malnutrition are the number one health risk worldwide. Find out more in Global Issues: Food.
Rwanda has the highest proportion of women parliamentarians in the world.
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