First International Conference on Consumer Protection Held in New Delhi

Published on October 30, 2017
 Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated the first International Consumer Protection Conference in New Delhi.

  • It was held from  October 26 to 27 October 2017
  • The theme of the conference was “Empowering consumers in new markets” for the South, South East and East Asian Countries
  • It was chaired by Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution. 

Highlights of the Conference

  • comprehensive implementation of the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection to ensure more effective protection efforts in all countries
  • participation and engagement of consumer associations, businesses, and the academia to make a successful consumer policy-making and enforcement.
  •  protection of consumers’ rights in the digital context 
  • efforts to achieve financial consumer literacy and inclusion
  • Consumer education to maximize consumer empowerment
  •  Regional Consumer Protection Conferences will be considered, in consultations with countries in the Region regarding the structure and organisational details to meet the objectives

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