Opening Plenary | Navigating a Perfect Storm at the WTO
Date & Time
Monday, June 13, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
International Institute for Sustainable Development; CUTS International, Geneva; Paris School of International Affairs; African Union

As global supply chains continue to face relentless disruptive forces—including the effects of the pandemic, the food security crisis, rising geopolitical tensions, and the damaging effects of climate change—people are questioning the value of globalization and whether globalized trade can survive the effects of such forces.

This session examined how international trade is changing and considered what the implications are for the multilateral system—and notably, its relationship to the sustainable development agenda. It considered how the changes affect developing and least-developed countries in particular as they grapple with life-threatening challenges such as food and health supply shortages.