WTO and World Bank open online forum on trade issues
The WTO and the World Bank are inviting government officials, business representatives, students, NGOs and anyone interested in trade matters to participate in a month-long online forum on Trade and Sustainable Development on their joint website starting on 23 October 2000.
WTO 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.
Several 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.