13-14 June 2018
Geneva, World Trade Organization

Purpose of the Forum

The Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will bring together leaders from governments, international organizations, the private sector and academia to foster trade action in LDCs and inspire deeper collaborations and commitments in support of further LDC integration into global and regional trade.

Desired outcomes

The Forum will explore the progress made in trade development in LDCs over the last decade, and determine what more is needed. It will mobilize bold new commitments by LDC leaders to use trade to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Key themes and action areas

Inclusive trade and economic growth: Reaching groups such as small businesses, women and youth in priority sectors for LDCs will ensure countries make trade more inclusive, build economic resilience and prepare for graduation.

Multilateral and regional trading systems: Strengthening the participation of LDCs in trading systems at different scales will promote an open and inclusive global economy, helping them integrate and more fully benefit from those trading systems.

Global agricultural value chains: Scaling up inclusive agri-business through market-based approaches and improved linkages in higher value-added segments of global and regional value chains will spur innovation and the development of export-oriented agriculture.

A space for participants to

Inform – identify, exchange and promote on-the-ground solutions that help realize both trade and inclusive and sustainable economic growth goals for LDCs.

Connect – help LDCs foster increased collaboration with partner organizations and with each other to exchange lessons learned, expertise and technologies.

Act – inspire action from LDC leaders and the global community to further invest in trade development for LDCs.

Empower – give a stronger voice to LDCs within the trade and development community, and global and regional trading systems.

Venue

World Trade Organization

Enhanced Integrated Framework

Rue de Lausanne 154,

CH-1202 Geneva

Registration

Online registration for the Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for LDCs will remain open until 4 June 2018. All participants must register online to ensure that a badge is available upon their arrival.

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Security

To gain access to the event, all participants must be registered online. There will be no registration on site.

A valid passport is required to go through WTO security. No other identification will be accepted.

There will be no parking made available for attendees.

Contact

For further information or any questions concerning registration, please contact: eifglobalforum2018@wto.org

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