Call for proposals


The theme for this year's Public Forum is “Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition to action”. Under the main theme the Public Forum's sub-themes are Leveraging technology for an inclusive recovery; Delivering a trade agenda for a sustainable future; and Framing the future of trade.

For more detailed information about the theme, please consult the Public Forum webpage: www.wto.org/pf22.


The call for proposals has now closed and new applications will not be considered.

Working sessions or workshops

Organisers can choose between working sessions or workshops.

  • Working sessions are composed of no more than 5 panellists (including the moderator) introducing the issue and offering their point of view to the audience. The moderator will engage the participants in an open discussion. Interpretation in the official WTO languages (English, French and/or Spanish) will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Workshops are composed of no more than 5 panellists (including the moderator) and take the form of informal brainstorming discussions. There will be no interpretation.

Selection process

The WTO is responsible for the selection process. To qualify for selection, your organisation needs to complete the online application form by 10 June 2022. Please note that the number of available slots is limited. Selection will be based on creativity, diversity of the panellists — including gender, geographical representation, differences in perspectives and relevance to the theme and sub-themes.

Access to the myWTO platform is limited to one person per proposal, therefore if a proposal is selected, any changes or additional requested information can only be entered by the individual who initially submitted the proposal.

The selection process will finalise by mid-July.


The Public Forum will be held in person at the WTO premises in Geneva.



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