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UNCTAD serves as the focal point within the United Nations Secretariat for all matters related to consumer protection policy. UNCTAD promotes the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection and encourages Member States to create awareness of the many ways in which Member States, businesses and civil society can promote consumer protection in the provision of public and private goods and services. The work of UNCTAD is carried out through intergovernmental deliberations, capacity-building activities, policy advice, and research and analysis on the interface between consumer protection, competition and development. Voluntary peer reviews of consumer protection law and policy conducted by UNCTAD are mandated by the General Assembly in its resolution 70/186 of 22 December 2015 adopting the guidelines for consumer protection. The guidelines seek, among other things, to assist countries in achieving or maintaining adequate protection for their population as consumers.