Switzerland recently announced a contribution of $4.4 million to the e-commerce and digital economy programme of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The funds, to be provided through the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), will support the programme’s technical cooperation, research, and consensus-building activities until 2024.
UNCTAD and Switzerland signed an agreement to this effect on September 13.
“We sincerely thank Switzerland for the generous contribution,” said Isabelle Durant, deputy secretary-general of UNCTAD. “The financial support will enable us to scale up our efforts to foster more inclusive and sustainable development gains from e-commerce and the digital economy for people and businesses in developing countries,” she said.