Road to Sustainability: A Time Capsule for Green Trade

During this year's Public Forum, we are dedicating a sustainability-themed time capsule that will be opened in 2050. It seeks to preserve a snapshot of the current efforts to make trade greener and more sustainable and embodies our dedication to dialogue and progress.

The WTO Time Capsule contains the following:

  • Introductory note from WTO Director-General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
  • Letter from Ambassador Molokomme, Chair of the General Council, to the future Chair
  • A copy of the 2023 World Trade Report
  • Artwork inspired by public responses to "How can we make trade greener by 2050?"
  • A photo of the Secretariat staff
  • Badges of 2 current employees
  • A token of the SDGs
  • A Lego satellite from the World Meteorological Organization
  • Plastic alternatives from the Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade
  • List of Article XII Members and currently acceding governments
  • Bookshop item

Let's leave behind a fitting legacy for the future. It is time for action!