Women and trade

WTO International Women's Day
Delivering Opportunities For Women

Geneva, WTO Headquarters - Room S1
Note: Time may change depending on the General Council meeting

9:30-10:30

Opening - What role for trade and the WTO in women's economic empowerment?

Speakers:

  • Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, WTO
    Speech
  • Ambassador Junichi Ihara, Chair of the General Council, Japan
  • Ambassador Syed Tauqir Shah, Pakistan
  • Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Work System Initiative, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
  • Claire Somerville, Executive Director, Gender Centre. Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • Mónica Galeote, Senior Policy Advisor, IKEA Group

Moderator: Gabrielle Marceau, Counsellor, Legal Affairs Division, WTO

Audio

10:30-11:30

WTO Members in action to empower women: the Buenos Aires Declaration on Trade and Gender and beyond

Speakers:

  • Ambassador Harald Aspelund, Iceland
  • Ambassador Christopher Onyanga Aparr, Uganda
  • Ambassador Negash Kebret Botora, Ethiopia
  • Deputy Permanent Representative Margaret Mary Lungu Kaemba, Zambia

Moderator: Suja Rishikesh Mavroidis, Director, Market Access Division, WTO

Audio

Coffee Break

11:45-12:45

Women empowerment at work in the WTO – what's new and what's next?

Speakers:

Moderator: Anoush der Boghossian, Trade and Gender Focal Point, Development Division, WTO

Audio

12:45-13:00

Conclusion and closing

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