|Published : 14 Apr 2017, 12:02:40|
Beirut gets UN consumer protection centre
FE Online Report
In a bid to promote the policies for competition and consumer protection in the Middle East and North Africa, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) opened its first consumer protection training centre in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, last week.
The training centre is the first of its kind for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Lebanese Ministry of Economy and Trade has assisted for setting up the centre, according to a press statement.
The Swedish government is supporting the UNCTAD MENA Programme to promote economic integration in the region.
The support is focused on adoption of legislation and policies for competition and consumer protection, and also the promotion of gender equality, anti-corruption and good governance, for the period 2015-2020.