Global issues & trends

15 01, 2018

Indian Customs and brands join forces to fight fakes

2018-01-16T12:52:13+00:00 January 15th, 2018|BASCAP, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property, News|

Protection by Indian Customs is becoming one of the most effective tools for brand owners to safeguard their consumers from fakes. A further enhancement of public-private cooperation to crack down on the trade in counterfeiting is required.

21 12, 2017

5 ways to shape our digital future

2017-12-21T16:54:35+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Digital Economy, Global issues & trends, News|

ICT has been recognised as an underpinning tool to facilitate achievement of the UN SDGs. Yet there is also recognition of the need to equip populations with the necessary digital skills, including literacy, technical and soft skills to meaningfully use and reap the benefits of digital technology.

19 12, 2017

Tackling gender divides requires everyone at the table, IGF hears

2017-12-20T13:24:30+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Digital Economy, Global issues & trends, News|

How business, government, civil society and technical community, showcase the multifold ways in which digital technology can impact gender equality and create opportunities for women to participate more readily in the labour market.

18 12, 2017

One Planet Summit: Key takeaways for business

2017-12-19T16:09:58+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

On 12 December, global heads of state, mayors, business leaders and major financial actors gathered in Paris on the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement. Here’s what you need to know. Paris, 18 December 2017 The One Planet Summit, convened by President Emmanuel Macron of France, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and World [...]

18 12, 2017

Digital Economy: 4 things that the Internet Governance Forum have in common with end of year festivities

2017-12-19T16:01:29+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Digital Economy, News|

The Internet Governance Forum is a leader in ensuring inclusivity and facilitating access to discussion from your office or home.

14 12, 2017

BASCAP and React to host workshop to protect India’s consumers and economy from counterfeits

2017-12-15T10:49:54+00:00 December 14th, 2017|BASCAP, Global issues & trends, Intellectual Property, News|

The escalating impact of counterfeiting and piracy on India’s economy and society has resulted in an evolution of the role of Customs authorities, from conventional fiscal functions to efforts to protect consumers from hazardous or sub-standard goods, including counterfeits, entering the country. New Dehli, 14 December 2017 To highlight the important role of Customs [...]

12 12, 2017

Global business outlines trade priorities in call to WTO members

2017-12-13T11:42:25+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

This statement is issued at the conclusion of the Forum and following prior consultations with businesses and private-sector associations from across the world. On the basis of these discussions, we wish to convey the following recommendations to Members of the WTO attending its 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) as regards the future direction of the world trade agenda.

11 12, 2017

5 reasons why gender equality in trade matters

2017-12-12T18:03:38+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

Hopes are high for the launch of an historic Declaration on Trade and Gender at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meeting taking place in Buenos Aires this week. Buenos Aires, 11 December 2017 The declaration – if adopted – will seek to promote a more inclusive trade agenda by enabling more women [...]

11 12, 2017

Forum to highlight business support for WTO

2017-12-12T18:05:07+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

As the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) 11th ministerial conference kicks off this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, business is mobilising to support the WTO and its multilateral rules-based approach to trade through the first-ever official “business forum”. Buenos Aires, 11 December 2017 This year, the WTO’s 11th annual ministerial conference takes place at a time [...]