6th UN Conference on Competition Policy

Sixth United Nations Conference to Review all Aspect of the Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices

The Sixth UN Review Conference will mark the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices (United Nations Set).

The UN Set is a multilateral agreement on competition policy that:

  • Provides a set of equitable rules for the control of anti-competitive practices.
  • Recognizes the development dimension ofcompetition law and policy.
  • Provides a framework for international operation and exchange of best practices.

Every five years since the adoption of the United Nations Set, a Review Conference has been held, providing an occasion for heads of competition authorities and senior officials of developed and developing countries, including least developed countries (LDCs) and economies in transition, to establish direct contacts and networking among themselves for voluntary cooperation and the exchange of best practices.

This framework also provides vital technical assistance and capacity-building for interested member States so that they are better equipped to use competition law and policy for development. Read More »

 

News

Serbia to undergo UNCTAD voluntary peer review on competition law and policy in 2011

11 November 10 - Serbian representatives looking forward to working with UNCTAD. "We need help educating our people on the practical implementation of competition law", Mr Penezic of Serbia's Commission for Protection of Competition explained.

Meeting for Asian countries, Bali, 8 to 10 June 2010

3 June 10 - This Preparatory meeting is intended to provide Asian countries with an opportunity to identify their priorities and contributions to the Conference.

Meeting for the Latin American and Caribbean region, Brasilia, 26–28 May 2010

25 May 10 - This Preparatory meeting is intended to provide Latin American and Caribbean Nations with an opportunity to identify their priorities and contributions to the Conference.

Contact information

 

Accreditation and Registration

UNCTAD Secretariat
Intergovernmental Support Service
Office E-3061
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10

Fax: + 41 22 917 02 14
E-mail: meetings@unctad.org

 

Substantive and other inquiries

Competition and Consumer Policies Branch

Fax: 41 22 917 0247
E-mail: hassan.qaqaya@unctad.org
    or
E-mail: veronica.rivera-cruz@unctad.org

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Final Documents

Report of the Conference
English | French | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Russian |

Resolution adopted by the Conference
English | French | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Russian

Video

30th Anniversary

Three decades of UNCTAD work on
Competition and Consumer Protection Policy
(1980-2010)

UNCTAD’s work on competition and consumer protection dates from the adoption of the United Nations Set in 1980.

 

Opening Address:

Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi delivered a video address to the Conference.

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