Trade and Development

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Trade is a powerful engine. But who is driving the engine? And what else needs to be done to let all parts of society benefit from trade policy? We try to empower those who are not yet the main beneficiaries of the current trade policy regime. Trade policy should not be dealt with in isolation which is why we link trade policy with other policy areas such as human rights and labour rights. We have our finger on the pulse of emerging issues in the area of investment policy, digitalization, and illicit financial flows – areas which are of critical importance for development. Based in Geneva, we are following closely the discussions at the WTO, UNCTAD, ILO, ITC and of the various bodies of the UN Human Rights System in our economic related projects.

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Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization

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Wednesday, 07.11.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

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Thursday, 25.10.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

The Future of Investment-related Dispute Settlement: Options and Models

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Digital trade in Africa

Implications for inclusion and human rights
Geneva, 2019

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Rahman, Mustafizur; Bhattacharya, Debapriya

Graduating LDCs in an evolving WTO

Options and strategies
Geneva, 2019

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Schillinger, Hubert René

El "lejano oeste" digital y la política comercial

Controversias de política comercial en torno a la economía digital
Montevideo, 2019

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