UNCTAD events on the margins of the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference

Two years into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, legitimate concerns remain as to whether trade will play its meaningful role in delivering prosperity for all.

The global economy may well be picking up, but it is not yet taking off. Export performance remains unprecedentedly weak, global demand limited, and job creation insufficient.

In a call to 'Make Trade Work for Development', UNCTAD will host a series of high-level events on the margins of the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11), urging world leaders to seize the opportunity to place development at the heart of global trade.

The events, organized with a range of partners, will bring together leading voices from the international trade and development community to debate some of the most pressing issues, such as digital development, mobilizing investment, ending harmful fishing subsidies and forging trade policies that tally with the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNCTAD hopes that the discussions will underscore the importance of trade as an enabler of the 2030 Agenda, and help advance the process of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals which form its core.

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MC11 Events Programme


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