9-10 July 2018, Geneva, Switzerland: UNCTAD MENA participants to the Intergovernmental group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy, third session

UNCTAD MENA participants to the Intergovernmental group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy, third session

UNCTAD MENA Programme funded the participation of the Heads of Consumer Protection Agencies of MENA region to the Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) on Consumer Protection Law and Policy is a standing body established under the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection (UNGCP) under the auspices of UNCTAD to monitor the application and implementation of the guidelines, provide a forum for consultations, produce research and studies, provide technical assistance, undertake voluntary peer reviews, and periodically update the guidelines.

UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection

The United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection are a valuable set of principles for setting out the main characteristics of effective consumer protection legislation, enforcement institutions and redress systems and for assisting interested Member States in formulating and enforcing domestic and regional laws, rules and regulations that are suitable to their own economic and social and environmental circumstances, as well as promoting international enforcement cooperation among Member States and encouraging the sharing of experiences in consumer protection.

In this Third Session, the IGE on Consumer Protection is expected to adopt the Agreed Conclusions and to decide on its work programme until its next session.

The IGE will be followed by the Ninth Meeting of the UNCTAD Research Partnership Platform on Wednesday 11 July in the morning and the Seventeenth Session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy from 11 July in the afternoon until 13 July 2018.

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