16 December, Washington, US. DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILIZATION'S CHANGING GLOBAL LANDSCAPE. This event is organised by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and will discuss the progress of mobilising domestic resources to support development purposes, such as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event will feature a panel on the current and future policy landscape of domestic resource mobilisation in the US. Participants from the US government, civil society, and private sector are expected to attend. More information is available here.
16 December, London, United Kingdom. THE END OF DEEPER INTEGRATION? MAKING SENSE OF BREXIT IN EUROPE. This event is being organised by Chatham House, featuring as its guest speaker Katinka Barysch, Associate Fellow of the Europe Programme at Chatham House. Barysch will discuss the impact of the UK’s upcoming negotiations to exit the EU on European integration, with a specific focus on Germany. She will also address what lessons the EU can learn from Brexit. The conference is part of a series focusing on Britain and Europe. More information is available here.
19-20 December, Hanoi, Vietnam. CONFERENCE: FINANCING QUALITY AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN ASIA. The conference is being organised by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the State Bank of Vietnam. The conference will address ways to boost infrastructure growth in Asia, focusing on issues of financing, improving quality, and achieving sustainability. Participants from both public and private sectors are expected to attend. More information is available here.
20 December, Washington, US. ENSURING THE SUCCESS OF THE POST-PARIS CLIMATE AGENDA: U.S.-JAPAN RELATIONS ON THE GLOBAL STAGE. This event is being organised by the Centre for East Asia Policy Studies and the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate at the Brookings Institution and will feature as its guest speakers climate experts from both the US and Japan. The panel will discuss the challenges for both countries to implement the goals negotiated under the Paris Agreement, along with what the UN climate deal means for energy policy and other related subjects. To learn more, click here.
20 December, Washington, US. CAN WE MAKE GROWTH MORE INCLUSIVE? A TRANS-ATLANTIC PERSPECTIVE. This event is organised by the Centre on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at the Brookings Institution, featuring as its guest speaker Professor Philippe Aghion, professor of economics at Collège de France. Aghion will discuss the relationship between economic growth and inequality in the United States and Europe, along with the roles of education and labour market participation in boosting growth. More information and registration is available here.
An updated list of forthcoming WTO meetings is posted here. Please bear in mind that dates and times of WTO meetings are often changed, and that the WTO does not always announce the important informal meetings of the different bodies. Unless otherwise indicated, all WTO meetings are held at the WTO, Centre William Rappard, rue de Lausanne 154, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland, and are open to WTO Members and accredited observers only.
16 December: Dispute Settlement Body
19 + 21 December: Trade Policy Review Body - United States of America
Other Upcoming Events
5 January 2017, Washington, US. GROUND TRUTH BRIEFING: WHAT DOES THE WORLD EXPECT OF PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP ON TRADE? This teleconference is being organised by the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars and will discuss the possible future of US trade policy under the Trump presidency. Guest speakers include Shihoko Goto, Senior Associate at the Wilson Centre; Meg Lundsager, Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Centre; and Shawn Donnan, World Trade Editor at the Financial Times. More information is available here.
18 January 2017, Tokyo, Japan. MAKING TRADE INCLUSIVE: SYMPOSIUM ON SMEs AND TRADE ADJUSTMENT. This event is organised by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and will discuss the ways to increase small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) participation in international trade. The event will feature a presentation of the WTO’s 2016 World Trade Report. Guest speakers include Robert Koopman, WTO chief economist and director of the Economic Research and Statistics Division; Lucian Cernat, chief trade economist of the European Commission; and Peter Petri, Carl J. Shapiro, Professor of International Finance in the International Business School and a senior fellow of the East-West Centre. Other discussion topics include how to overcome free trade barriers and how to distribute trade benefits evenly. More information and registration is available here.
9 February 2017, Geneva, Switzerland. DRIVING CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES THROUGH TRADE POLICY. This event is being organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the World Energy Council, and will feature a discussion on recent research involving global value chains, non-tariff measures, and what trade policy can mean for the global supply of clean energy. Detailed information and registration is available here.