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first two weeks of the forum will focus on effects
of trade on poverty; and the final two weeks on
how to ensure that trade and environment are
mutually supportive. To enable an informed debate,
major studies on these topics and links to research in
other institutions will be posted
Director-General Mike Moore said the forum is the
first initiative of the WTO Network, which links the
organization with universities and research centres to
build and disseminate knowledge on international trade
issues. He added the WTO is for an informed
debate on the crucial trade issues, and we hope for a
substantial response all over the world.
of the participating institutions contribute to a World
Bank project on building a trade negotiating agenda for
developing countries. Experts and scholars from 15
universities and research centres across the globe, who
are carrying out research on these topics, will answer
questions from forum participants.
must register for the forum.