Organized by UNCTAD in collaboration with ‘eTrade for all’ partners, the UNCTAD eWeek 2023 will be held from 4 to 8 December 2023 in Geneva, at the CICG (International Conference Center of Geneva) under the theme ‘Shaping the future of the digital economy’.

The purpose of the event is to explore key policy areas that must be addressed to build an inclusive and sustainable digitalization at the national, regional and global levels with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders: eTrade for all partners, member States, the private sector and civil society.

Digitalization and the expansion of the digital economy will not only affect development outcomes in the short and medium term, but will also determine the future we live in. This demands greater efforts needed at different levels in order to turn digital opportunities into development gains.

IFLA will attend this event to reaffirm the growing importance of libraries in the digital economy and to explore good practices, possible ways of engaging in partnerships for inclusive digitalization and actionable steps for libraries to help shape an inclusive and sustainable future of the digital economy.