The Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) normally meet once a year to discuss the work of their respective institutions.
This Dialogue looks at what has worked well under the rules based multilateral trading system, what could have worked better and what needs to be done in order to adapt the system to 21st century conditions and disruptions.
Global Dialogue participants / contributors
The Global Dialogue on Trade mobilises a range of multilateral organisations and agencies from around the world to actively engage in global consultations.
As experienced users of the multilateral trading system businesses worldwide have a vested interest in shaping the future of trade.
The Global Dialogue on Trade brings the unique expertise of think tanks and academic institutions to the debate.
Forthcoming interactions between Global Dialogue and intergovernmental processes.
The Paris Peace Forum is a forum for discussion and debate with special emphasis on civil society initiatives and for sharing experiences and innovative solutions involving all the stakeholders in governance.
To help the global debate move forward on these crucial issues, the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance, together with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in close cooperation with the European Commission, is organizing a public seminar to debate the issue of trade multilateralism and the modernization of the WTO.
China plans to propose reforms of the World Trade Organization, China’s ambassador to the WTO Zhang Xiangchen said.
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo argued that the international community must strive to “turn the current crisis of multilateralism into an opportunity to save it”.
It should be India’s effort to shape and modify proposals on WTO reform so that they expand rather than restrict India’s trade opportunities.