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Director-General's Consultative framework mechanism on Cotton 33rd Round of consultations on cotton development assistance

AGENDA

  1. Introductory Remarks – Chairperson, DDG Alan Wm. Wolff
    • World Cotton Day:
      • Report by the WTO Secretariat (TN/AG/SCC/W/33; WT/CFMC/61) and highlight video (10 minutes)
      • C-4 remarks and update on the UN resolution proposal (5 minutes)
      • Updates and initiatives by the International Cotton Advisory Committee – ICAC, Mr. Kai Hughes, Executive Director (5 minutes)
        Presentation
      • Exchange of Views
  2. Statement by the C-4 Coordinator (10 minutes)
    • H.E. Mr. Dieudonné Sougouri, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the WTO
  3. Recent Developments in the Global Cotton Market:
    • Presentation by ICAC, Mr. Kai Hughes, Executive Director (10 minutes)
      Presentation
    • Exchange of Views
  4. Director-General's Evolving Table on Cotton Development Assistance (WT/CFMC/6/Rev.28):
    • WTO Secretariat remarks (5 minutes)
      Presentation
    • Update by the Development Community
  5. South-South Cotton Cooperation:
    • Update by South-South partners
  6. Cotton Development Assistance Projects:
    • Presentation by the C-4 Coordinator (15 minutes)
      • H.E. Mr. Dieudonné Sougouri, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the WTO
      • Exchange of Views
    • Presentation by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (15 minutes)
      Presentation
      • Exchange of Views
    • Presentation by Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), entitled: "BCI’s 2030 goals and cotton sustainability post-Covid", Mr. Alan McClay, Executive Director (15 minutes)
      Presentation
      • Exchange of Views
    • Presentation by Gherzi Textil Organisation Zurich, entitled: "African cotton & textile value chain – a contemporary focus and emerging trends", Mr. Navdeep Singh Sodhi, Partner (15 minutes)
      Presentation
      • Exchange of Views
    • Update on the WTO-UNCTAD-ITC Cotton by-products Project by the WTO Secretariat (10 minutes)
      • Exchange of Views
    • Review of the proposed updates of item 6 of the DGCFMC agenda (WT/CFMC/W/80)
      • Presentation by the WTO Secretariat (10 minutes)
      • Exchange of Views
  7. Domestic Cotton Sector and Other Reforms/National Cotton Focal Points:
    • Update by the Proponents of the Sectorial Initiative on Cotton (5 minutes for each Member intervening)
    • Exchange of Views
  8. Any Other Business

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