[ccwg-internet-governance] FW: [Ext] What's New: Global efforts needed to spread digital economy benefits

Nigel Hickson nigel.hickson at icann.org
Fri Sep 6 14:12:23 UTC 2019



Good afternoon.  The below may well be of interest.  It is UNCTAD’s first Digital Economy Report; a PDF of the Report is at 




A press release is at




It will, no doubt, be the subject of discussion and debate at the CSTD Plenary in April / May next year.  






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Subject: [Ext] What's New: Global efforts needed to spread digital economy benefits


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06 September 19

What's New


Global efforts needed to spread digital economy benefits, UN report says




Concerted global efforts are required to spread the rapidly expanding digital economy’s gains to the many people who currently reap little benefit from it, says a new United Nations report.
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released its first-ever Digital Economy Report 2019 that maps the flow, data and funds in the world’s digital economy. It outlines the enormous potential gains and possible development costs as more of the world moves, connects and buys online.
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Digital Economy Report 2019 - Value Creation and Capture: Implications for Developing Countries




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UN Trade Forum convenes to tackle climate emergency




The climate crisis will be far-reaching for all people and nations, but small island development states are at the forefront of its impacts. It also stands to wipe out trade gains of these vulnerable islands if not addressed now.This reality has brought the world’s island nations, the trade community, policy-makers, and the United Nations’ top agencies together for the first-ever United Nations Trade Forum [unctad.us6.list-manage.com] slated for 9 to 13 September.
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The trade cost of a no-deal Brexit to the United Kingdom




As a member of the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK) is part of about 40 trade agreements through which EU members enjoy preferential market access in about 70 countries.In the event  of a no-deal Brexit, and in the absence of replacement agreements (rollover deals), the UK would abruptly lose preferential access to these markets and, by default, would have to export under World Trade Organization Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariffs.

Our calculations indicate that a loss of preferences in the EU market consequent to a no-deal Brexit will result in UK export losses of at least USD $16 billion (representing a loss of approximately 7 percent of overall UK exports to the EU).
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The 16th Prebisch Lecture: Register for 10 September 2019




The 16th Raúl Prebisch Lecture will be given next Tuesday by Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados.

In the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas this week, Ms. Mottley's lecture will focus on why small island developing states are "Invisible yet indispensable and call for a new international order in the face of the climate crisis. 

Don't miss the prestigious event (those who can’t attend can watch it live on facebook.com/unctad).

Since 1982, the Raúl Prebisch lectures have offered renowned intellectuals the platform to address critical global issues. Past speakers include Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Prof. Lawrence R. Klein, Dr. Joseph E. Stiglitz, Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati, and Ms. Shrimati Indira Gandhi.
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