Thu, 04 Oct | World Trade Organization

Just Trading Launch Event at the WTO Public Forum

Join us at the WTO Public Forum for the launch of Just Trading - a worldwide initiative, bringing together like-minded politicians and legislators to work towards a just trading system.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

04 Oct 2018, 10:00 – 11:30
World Trade Organization, Rue de Lausanne 154, 1202 Genève, Switzerland

About The Event

Public confidence in free trade has been undermined by the new generation of mega-regional trade agreements. This session is an opportunity for senior legislators and policy makers to develop a progressive trade agenda that truly delivers on the social and environmental priorities outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals, including challenges such as:

  • How best to use trade policy as a tool for the empowerment of women, beyond the Buenos Aires Declaration;
  • How to ensure trade promotes workers’ rights, women’s rights and human rights in global value chains;
  • How to reconcile the continuing trade in fossil fuels with the international climate change targets set by the Paris Agreement;
  • How to manage international trade in food so that it does not endanger the food security needs of vulnerable communities;
  • How to ensure investor protections do not undermine key social and environmental regulations.

Join us for our launch event at the WTO Public Forum.

Event Details

Time: 10:00 - 11:30am

Date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Location: Room S3, World Trade Organization, Rue de Lausanne, Genève, Switzerland

Languages: English (interpretations available EN - FR - SP)

Guests must be registered to attend the WTO Public Forum. You may register here.

Chair/Moderator

  • Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade & Shadow Minister for International Climate Change, The Labour Party UK Parliament

Panellists:

  • Beate Andrees, Chief of the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch, International Labour Organisation
  • José Luis Kaiser Moreiras, Director General for Trade Policy and Competitiveness, State Secretariat for Trade, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Government of Spain
  • Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India

Further details may be found here.

Registration is Closed

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