Over 50 sessions to be held at the Aid for Trade Global Review 2017

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Over 50 sessions to be held at the Aid for Trade Global Review 2017

World Trade Organisation

May 12, 2017


A total of 54 sessions will be held at the Aid for Trade Global Review 2017, which will take place from 11 to 13 July at the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva. Under the theme “Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development”, the Review will examine how developing and least developed countries can connect to the multilateral trading system and how Aid for Trade can help to foster their integration into global trade and to fulfil the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A particular focus of the event will be trade and women’s economic empowerment.


Sessions will be organized by a wide range of participants, including WTO members, regional development banks, other international organizations and regional bodies. All participants will have the opportunity to express their views on the broad range of topics covered by the Global Review, providing the platform for diverse discussions.

 

The Global Review will also feature the launch of the 2017 edition of "Aid for Trade at a Glance", published jointly by the WTO and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, with contributions from Business for eTrade Development, the Enhanced Integrated Framework, the International Telecommunication Union, International Trade Centre, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the World Bank.


As part of this Aid for Trade Global Review, on Tuesday, the 11th of July, 2017, CUTS International will organise a Side Event on "Enhancing Connectivity in the Bay of Bengal Region and Beyond". It will be held at Room E, WTO Headquarters, from 13.00 to 14.30. 



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