WTO Public Forum 2011

Title: “Seeking answers to global trade challenges”
 19-21 September 2011
Location: Geneva, WTO headquarters

Draft Programme

See also:

WTO Public Forum 2010
WTO Public Forum 2009
WTO Public Forum 2008

The 2011 Public Forum will provide an opportunity for the public at large to identify the principal trade challenges at the global level that impact on the multilateral trading system and identify solutions to ensure the WTO effectively adapts and responds to our fast changing world.

The discussion will encompass four core themes that will structure the analysis of the main issues focusing on the future of the multilateral trading system and how the WTO can promote coherence at the international level to better address world problems and contribute towards improved global governance.

Civil society representatives interested in organizing a session during the 2011 Public Forum should fill out the Call for Proposals Form by 6 May 2011.


Discussions will take place under the following sub-themes:

1. Food Security

2. Trade in Natural Resources

3. Made in the World and Value-Added Trade

4. What Next for the Trading System?

On-line registration for the WTO Public Forum is open


Call for Proposals Form