Jack Ma Is Named First Special Advisor to UNCTAD in Over 50 Years
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Jack Ma Is Named First Special Advisor to UNCTAD in Over 50 Years
(Yicai Global) Sept.21 -- Mr. Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd., has been tapped as special adver on youth entrepreneurship and small business to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Th the first time since 1964 that UNCTAD has named anyone to such a role, according to a report from Alibaba media affiliate iwshang. Mr. Ma will bring experte, results and vion to the role, Geneva-based UNCTAD said.Mr. Ma has proposed the idea of an Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), an Internet-based approach to helping small- and medium-sized enterpres more easily take part in global trade. The concept was included in the official communiqué of the G20 Summit held in Hangzhou, China, earlier th month. 
Mr. Ma will receive a red United Nations lasez-passer, a travel document sued to United Nation's senior officials granting them diplomatic privileges.
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