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    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

    Last Updated: 27 Jun 2019
    Established in 1964, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy and consists of 194 member states. It is the principal organ of the United Nations General Assembly dealing with trade, investment and development issues.

    UNCTAD achieves its goals through research, policy analyses, intergovernmental deliberations and technical cooperation activities. Many intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives of civil society, participate in its work as observers.

    UNCTAD has evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development. UNCTAD adopts many of the relevant ICT programs.

    Egypt is a member in both UNCTAD and its board. A major achievement of the cooperation between MCIT and UNCTAD was the ICT Policy Review for Egypt – a study of the ICT policies adopted by the Egyptian government and Egypt’s main achievements and challenges in the ICT field, launched during ITU Telecom 2011.


    § Work as a laboratory of ideas to provide on-the-ground assistance to help developing countries raise living standards through trade, investment, finance and technology
    § Help developing countries benefit from the globalized economy
    § Contribute to international debate on emerging issues related to developing countries and the world economy through major reports, policy briefs, and contributions to international conferences

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    Jul 2019
    This yearbook brings together highlights of 2018, a year in which MCIT successfully realized numerous activities and achievements. The 2018 yearbook marks new and continuing initiatives, events and other calendar highlights relevant to Egypt’s progress in the ICT field both on the local and international levels.
    e-Commerce Strategy
    Mar 2018
    The National e-Commerce Strategy was launched in December 2017, in cooperation with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the main partner in the preparation of the National e-Commerce Strategy for Egypt. It entails a set of recommendations that support decision-making policies in key aspects of e-commerce and contribute to overcoming the challenges facing e-commerce in Egypt.

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