Public Forum 2008
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Public Forum 2006
Over the past few years, the WTO Public Forum has firmly established
itself as the major opportunity for governments, non-governmental
organizations, academics, businesses and students to come together
to discuss issues regarding the multilateral trading system. The
title of this year's Forum is “Global Problems, Global Solutions:
Towards Better Global Governance”.
At a time of global financial
crisis, a downturn in the global economy, and with protectionism on
the rise, the Forum has a more important role than ever to play in
finding global solutions. This year's Forum will look in particular at
the role of the multilateral trading system and the Doha Round of
negotiations within the context of the current global economic crisis.
The Forum will offer
participants the possibility to discuss the impact of the global
economic crisis on developing countries, in particular least-developed
countries (LDCs), and to reflect upon the role of trade financing.
Participants will also be able to provide their views on the main
challenges facing the multilateral trading system and the post-crisis
agenda for the WTO.
Discussions at the Public
Forum will be organized under the following themes:
1. Finding global solutions to
global problems: The way forward towards better global governance;
2. The role of the WTO and the Doha Round negotiations in the midst of
the current financial crisis;
3. The impact of the global economic crisis on developing countries,
in particular LDCs, and the role of trade financing; and
4. The main challenges facing the multilateral trading systems and
reflections on the post-crisis agenda for the WTO.
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