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    NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC consultative status should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline of 1 June 2017. The following link provides background information, the benefits of consultative status and instructions for how to apply:


    The OISTE Foundation has been working with the UN and other governmental and non-governmental international organizations since 1998. Today, in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, target 16.9 – giving everyone a legal identity by 2030 – OISTE focuses on the challenge of harnessing digital identity for the global community.

    OISTE holds special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC) and is an accredited member of the Non-commercial Users Stakeholders Group (NCSG) of ICANN as part of the Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns (NPOC) constituency.

    The OISTE Foundation endorses the “Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development”.

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    WISEKEY SA Increasing Digital
    Connectivity to the Poor

    “The Electronic World Trade Platform’s (eWTP)
    contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”

    Co-organised by the International Secure Electronic Transactions Organisation (OISTE) and the World Trade Points Federation (WTPF).

    International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 12 June, 16:30

    The G20 Hangzhou Summit (2016) consecrated the proposal to develop an Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) as a means to promote economic expansion, especially in the least developed world. Mr Jack Ma, founder of the Ali-Baba group, Chair of the B20 SME Development Taskforce, accepted to be the promoter of this idea. “The vision for the eWTP is that it will be driven by businesses, with support from governments. Businesses can create hubs for e-commerce and governments can create virtual free trade zones for small businesses”.

    The workshop will have a focus on the secure ecosystem that supports the platform and the ways it relates to governments, multi-lateral bodies, private companies and entrepreneurs.

    The OISTE Foundation and the World Trade Points Federation have championed the idea of a secure platform to perform transactions over the Internet since their inception nearly 20 years ago and wish to bring together a group of experts to debate on the perspectives and difficulties of implementing an Electronic World Trade Platform.