The 2023 Public Forum will explore how trade and the WTO can help create a greener and more sustainable future. It will delve into how the services sector, digitalization and inclusive trade policies can support this objective.

Click here for more information about the Forum.

The Forum will open with a Presidential Lecture delivered by former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. His lecture will provide insights into the convergence of trade, technology, and inclusive development. Following this, Gordon Brown will sit for a frank,  face-to-face conversation with WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on the global economy and the challenges facing global trade.

Several interactive activities will be organized throughout the Forum, and participants will have the chance to explore various exhibitions that shed light on the role of international trade in achieving environmental sustainability.

The full programme is available here.

The Forum is an in-person event held at the WTO's headquarters in Geneva. For those unable to attend, livestreaming of many sessions will be available on the WTO website.




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