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.