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UNCTAD E-Commerce Week 2017 Summary Report

The UNCTAD E-Commerce Week 2017 featured a range of events aimed at contributing to the global dialogue on the need to make the development of e-commerce inclusive. This third edition of the Week saw the participation of over 1,000 representatives from governments, international organiza tions, the private sector and civil society from 99 countries. The entire week was successfully implemented thanks to collaboration between UNCTAD and 30 partners for the organization of more than 30 sessions. There were a total of 170 speakers and moderators, of which one-third were women and one-third from developing countries. The Week benefitted from the participation of Jack Ma, Special Adviser to UNCTAD for young entrepreneurs and small business and founder and chairman of Alibaba Group, as well as 11 Ministers and Vice Ministers and 7 Heads of international agencies. Highlights of the Week included the High-Level Event on Digital Transformation for All: Empowering Entrepreneurs and Small Business , the first Ministerial Meeting of the Friends of E-Commerce for Development, the official launch of platform, and the first board meeting of Business for eTrade Development .