Vietnam elected as vice chair of UNCTAD intergovernmental expert group’s meeting

As a vice-chairperson and rapporteur, ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai held a UNCTAD meeting in Geneva.
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Vietnam elected as vice chair of UNCTAD intergovernmental expert group’s meeting
Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai (L), Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and other international organizations in Geneva. (Photo: Baoquocte)

Vietnamese Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai has been elected as vice-chairperson and rapporteur of a meeting of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva.

Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and other international organizations in Geneva, served as vice-chair of the fifth session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy virtually held on July 5-6.

Vietnam elected as vice chair of UNCTAD intergovernmental expert group’s meeting
Teresa Moreira (L), head of the UNCTAD's Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, and Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai (R), Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and other international organizations in Geneva. (Photo: Baoquocte)

Delegates to the meeting exchanged views on the implementation of the UN’s guidelines on Consumer Protection Law and Policy and discussed challenges facing consumer protection authorities in developing countries amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

They also discussed post-pandemic economic recovery, and how to strengthen UNCTAD’s role in supporting consumer protection authorities and to step up cooperation among countries in this area.

The UNCTAD working group on voluntary peer review exercises delivered a report assessing Chile’s consumer protection law and policy. Similar reports have also been done for Peru, Indonesia, and Morocco.

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