Discussion forum

In the run-up to this year's Public Forum, you are invited to submit short articles (of no more than 1,000 words) on the themes of the Forum and to give your views on the articles submitted by others. Please send your articles to publicforum2012@wto.org indicating discussion forum on the subject line.


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Recently submitted articles


Is Multilateralism in Crisis? — A possible way forward on trade multilateralism
Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General CUTS International
21/09/2012 The role of private sector in shaping sustainable development under the multilateral trading system
Wakako Oshima, World Trade Institute MILE 7 Graduate
19/09/2012 Changing concepts of trade and development and linkages to the private sector
The Council for Multilateral Business Diplomacy and The Global Social Observatory
17/09/2012 Does the multilateral system address the farmers’ real concerns?
The World Farmers Organization
17/09/2012 Global business reality and global governance challenges in an interdependent world
American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) and the Swedish National Board of Trade (Kommerskollegium)
14/09/2012 Africa and the WTO crisis: What role in future global trade governance?
Collin Zhuawu, PhD candidate with University of Birmingham
12/09/2012 Emerging protectionism — Multilateralism as a remedy?
Pierre Gröning, Trade Policy Advisor at the ‘Foreign Trade Association’ (FTA), Brussels
11/09/2012 Re-energizing multilateralism — common ground and differences in the Asia-Pacific region
Wang Xinkui Shanghai, WTO Affairs Consultation Center
10/09/2012 Deadlock in the WTO: What is next?
Beginda Pakpahan
10/09/2012 Multilateralism: Time to rethink and react differently
Siddharth Chatterjee, Chief Diplomat-Head of Strategic Partnerships, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Jacqueline Musiitwa, World Trade Organization
04/09/2012 Emerging powers, national interests and the future of multilateralism
Pedro da Motta Veiga (CINDES), Sandra Polónia Rios (CINDES)
04/09/2012 Access to markets — a fundamental first step to multilateralism...
Clive Hinchcliffe
04/09/2012 The Last Frontier: the WTO, PTAs, and the Arab Region
Riad al Khouri
04/09/2012 The WTO rules have increased the distortions in agricultural trade
Jacques Berthelot
04/09/2012 The WTO by 2022 — ceteris paribus?
Helmut Lubbers, MSocSc BE DiplEcol
20/08/2012 Trade & Food Security: Africa’s Friend or Foe?
Hilton E. Zunckel
18/07/2012 Libya from revolution to state joining the WTO to establish the pillars of state
Ismail Elmahaishi
05/06/2012 The Broken Legs of Global Trade
Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University
01/06/2012 The WTO in Crisis: Five Fundamentals Reconsidered
Joost Pauwelyn, Graduate Institute, Geneva
29/05/2012 Wanted: a new model for multilateralism
Guy de Jonquières, European Centre for International Political Economy
21/05/2012 Rio + … or - ? — Rethinking Multilateralism
Mark Halle, Executive Director, IISD-Europe
21/05/2012 Trade and jobs: what role for multilateralism?
Marion Jansen and José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO
16/05/2012 A 21st Century Trade Agenda: Global Supply Chains and Logistics Services
Bernard Hoekman, World Bank
16/05/2012 Food Security and Multilateralism
Lee Ann Jackson and Ulla Kask, WTO Secretariat
15/05/2012 The real story about trade policy, productivity and growth
Dan Ciuriak, Beverly Lapham, and Robert Wolfe, with Terry Collins-Williams and John M. Curtis
08/05/2012 21st century trade and global trade governance: The WTO’s future
Richard Baldwin, Graduate Institute, Geneva
03/05/2012 How can Trade Contribute to Food Security?
Clemens Boonekamp, Trade Policy Advisor and Maria Perez-Esteve, WTO Secretariat


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