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Just Trading Launch Event at the WTO Public Forum, Geneva

Just Trading is a worldwide initiative, bringing together like-minded politicians and legislators to work towards a just trading system.

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Just Trading Launch at the WTO

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.


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


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

Hon. Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India

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