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The WTO and Sustainable Development: An Agenda for the General Council

TDS
17 December
11:00 - 12:30
Mwanga
Open sessions

Organisers

TDS LIVE | The WTO and Sustainable Development: An Agenda for the General Council

Session objectives 

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and supported by the commitments made in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA), was adopted in September 2015. Paragraph 86 of the AAAA invites the WTO General Council to consider the WTO’s contribution to sustainable development.  To date, there has not been much public discussion of how this invitation will be taken up. 

This session provides space for an informal conversation among experts about how the WTO’s General Council could respond to this invitation, and specifically to identify what key contributions the WTO could, or should, make to sustainable development in the next 15 years.

Speakers

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