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Thursday 4 October

Time Room Subject Organizer Title of Session
07:30
10:30
CR
Lobby
Registration WTO — External
Relations Division
Registration of Participants
10:30
12:30
CR Plenary Opening

  
 

WTO — External
Relations Division
High Level Panel: “How Can the WTO Help Harness Globalization?”
Mr. Pascal Lamy — WTO Director-General
H.E. Ms. Tarja Halonen, President, Republic of Finland
H.E. Ms. Olubanke King-Akerele, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Liberia Mr. K. Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

**** 13:00 — 14:00 Lunch break ****

14:00
16:00
CR Session 1:
Global Governance
Global Economic Governance (GEG) Programme, Oxford University and
Graduate Institute of International Studies, (HEI) University of Geneva
A Governance Audit of the WTO: Roundtable Discussion on
Making Global Trade work for Development
16:15
18:15
CR Session 2:
Coherence
Appellate Body Secretariat WTO Dispute Settlement — Its Impact on the Multilateral Trading System and its Role in a Globalized World
14:00
16:00
W Session 3:
Economic Growth
European Services Forum How can Services Trade Contribute to Harnessing Economic Growth
for Sustainable Economic Development?
16:15
18:15
W Session 4:
Sustainable Development
The Evian Group at IMD Restoring Morality to the Global Market
14:00
16:00
D Session 5:
Global Governance
The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) International Trade Harnessing Globalization: Unpacking the Concept
16:15
18:15
D Session 6:
Sustainable Development
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and European Parliament Trade and climate change: Is trade killing our planet?
14:00
16:00
E Session 7:
Economic Growth
Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) Building and Expanding Opportunities for Agriculture
16:15
18:15
E Session 8:
Sustainable Development
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) Natural resources, sustainable development and trade rules:
New instruments to promote sustainable development through trade agreements
14:00
16:00
F Session 9:
Economic Growth
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
(ICTSD)
Addressing Vulnerabilities and Competitiveness of Small and Vulnerable Economies (SVEs)
in trade negotiations
16:15
18:15
F Session 10:
Sustainable Development
MISEREOR and
Heinrich B÷ll Stiftung

Slow Trade ľ Sound Farming: A Multilateral Framework for Sustainable Markets in Agriculture
14:00
16:00
B Session 11:
Economic Growth
Agriculture Accountability Initiative (AAI) Supply Management in Support of Rural Livelihoods under the WTO
16:15
18:15
B Session 12:
Coherence
International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN) Global Governance, International Trade and Development Discourses and National Policy-Making

**** 18:15 - 20:15 Reception ****

Friday 5 October

Time Room Subject Organizer Title of Session
09:00
11:00
CR I Session 13:
Sustainable Development
WTO — Trade and Environment Division The Role of Trade in Supporting International Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change
11:15
13:15
CR I Session 14:
Coherence
European Commission, DG Trade The rapid development of FTAs:
Challenges and Opportunities for future multilateral trade negotiations
09:00
11:00
CR II Session 15:
Economic Growth
Eurochambres / Eurocommerce WTO and SMEs: What is needed to have a win-win situation?
11:15
13:15
CR II Session 16:
Sustainable Development
International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) An agreement on agriculture that promotes global development
09:00
11:00
W Session 17:
Global Governance
South Centre and
Research and Information Services for Developing Countries (RIS)
Global Trade Governance and the Role of the South:
Theory and Practice in Enhancing the Role of the South: Part I
11:15
13:15
W Session 18:
Coherence
Evian Group and CUTS International Mainstreaming International Trade into National Development Strategy
09:00
11:00
D Session 19:
Economic Growth
Overseas Development Institute (ODI) The contribution of Services to Development, the role of regulation and trade liberalisation
11:15
13:15
D Session 20:
Sustainable Development
DLA Piper UK LLP What role can the WTO play in the fight against climate change?
09:00
11:00
E Session 21:
Global Governance
The Panos Institute Trade stories, trade perceptions: media coverage and public views of trade and development
11:15
13:15
E Session 22:
Coherence
Agency for International Trade Information and Cooperation (AITIC) The Trade Dimension of Globalization: Multilateral (WTO) or Regional (RTAs)
11:15
13:15
F Session 23:
Sustainable Development
Rainforest Alliance Making Globalization Sustainable: How business and NGO partnerships can contribute to conservation and sustainable livelihoods: a look at African and Latin American experiences
14:15
16:15
F Session 24:
Global Governance
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) The role of Social Standards in Promoting Fair Trade
09:00
11:00
B Session 25:
Economic Growth
BUSINESSEUROPE Non-Tariff Barriers to International Trade and Economic Growth — What can the WTO do?

11:15
13:15
B Session 26:
Coherence
International Chair WTO/Regional Integration A Missing Instrument: A WTO/Regional Integration Global Academic Network

**** 13:00 — 14:00 LUNCH BREAK ****

14:15 16:15 CR I Session 27:
Coherence
Centre for International Governance Innovation Does the Single Undertaking still underpin the coherence of the global trading system?
16:30
18:30
CR I Session 28:
Global Governance
South Centre and
Research and Information Services for Developing Countries (RIS)
Global Trade Governance and the Role of the South:
Theory and Practice in Enhancing the Role of the South: Part II
14:15 16:15 CR II Session 29:
Coherence
European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) Coherent Strategies for Trade Liberalization ľ Bottom-up policies regional agreements and WTO-system compatibility
16:30
18:30
CR II Session 30:
Global Governance
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) Rebalancing Trade with Global Norms
14:15 16:15 W Session 31:
Sustainable Development
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Friends of Earth Europe, German Development Institute, German NGO Forum on Environment and Development, Germanwatch, Greenpeace, International Forum on Globalization (IFG) Trade and Climate Change: Peril or promise?
16:30
18:30
W Session 32:
Economic Growth
International Institute for Sustainable Development
(IISD)
The WTO's record in addressing trade-distorting subsidies: An Assessment of its record and proposals for improving its performance
14:15
16:15
D Session 33:
Coherence
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) WTO dispute settlement: A vehicle for Coherence?
16:30
18:30
D Session 34:
Economic Growth
Third World Network (TWN) Globalisation and the WTO: Impact on Development
14:15 16:15 E Session 35:
Global Governance
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) How Can Globalization Work for Workers?
16:30
18:30
E Session 36:
Global Governance
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
(OECD)
The Role of Innovation and Technical Change in Harnessing Globalisation: Challenges and Opportunities
16:30 18:30 F Session 37:
Coherence
Latin American Trade Network (LATN) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) The Challenges of Coherence: Do we need a critical analysis?
14:15 16:15 B Session 38:
Sustainable Development
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Trade Rules for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean:  Understanding the Linkages
16:30
18:30
B Session 39:
Global Governance
Global Business Dialogue (GBD) Capitals and the Global Economic Commons


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