Businesses large and small, governments, NGOs, researchers and citizens bring a valuable perspective to the challenges we face. How can we ensure international trade benefits humanity and the planet in the 21st century?
As many stakeholders were not able to meet this year for the WTO Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12), these online conversations offer an alternative to address important issues, concentrated on one day for convenience and synergies. The event aims to bring a diverse range of insights on how to build back a more inclusive and sustainable trading system.
There is a lot to cover and perspectives from around the globe so conversations will roughly span 24 hours. Trade Multistakeholder Conversation 2020 will debate:
These topics will be addressed in public webinars, as well as interactive workshops, requiring specific access. Registration and contact details are on the home page. Speakers will be added to the programme as they are confirmed.
Coming up later in the year, look out for the Geneva Trade Week, an initiative of the newly launched Geneva Trade Platform. With the WTO Public Forum cancelled, the Geneva Trade Week is the next critical opportunity for stakeholders from all over the world to debate the future of trade, rebooting the WTO, sustainability, as well as trade linkages with other policy areas.
If you'd like to submit a session to the organisers please do so by 15 July. The submission criteria and essential information can be found at https://graduateinstitute.ch/ctei