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Second Action Line Facilitation Meeting C7 on "E-business and E-employment"
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24 May 2007, 10h00 - 18h00, Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XXIII
Second Action Line Facilitation Meeting C7 on "E-business and E-employment" | Theme: "ICTs, Global Supply Chains and Development"
Jointly organized by UNCTAD, ITC and ILO. Open to all WSIS stakeholders

As mandated by paragraph 108 and the Annex of the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society, UNCTAD, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Trade Centre (ITC) will organize jointly the second WSIS follow-up Action Line Facilitation Meeting on "E-business and e-employment". The meeting will be held in conjunction with a number of WSIS follow-up events and with the meeting of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development.

The purpose of the meeting is to explore the role of technology and innovation in supply chains, the measures that policy makers and enterprises can adopt to exploit the opportunities of greater market access and strengthen enterprise competitiveness, the labour market implications and the costs and benefits of such changes. The lessons learnt can help policy makers, business development services, and employers’ and trade support organizations to enhance strategies to give greater opportunities to local enterprises and achieve faster economic growth rates.

WSIS stakeholders are invited to submit written contributions on the subject under discussion by 15 May 2007 to These papers will be made available to the meeting in the form and language in which they are received.

The meeting is open to all WSIS stakeholders interested or involved in the fields related to e-business, e-employment, and the information economy.
Participants are expected to cover the cost related to their travel and accommodation, and have to register online at

Last updated: 14 June 2007 15:07