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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Thursday, 08.11.18 to Friday, 09.11.18 - Geneva | 2018, Trade and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Overcoming Inequalities in a fractured world: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization

Inequalities are one of today’s greatest challenges. As the power of elites grows and societal gaps widen, institutions representing the public good...


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Wednesday, 07.11.18 - 18:30-20:00 University of Geneva: Room 280 W. Yung (MR 280), UniMail, 40 Pont d'Arve, 1205 Geneva | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

Engines of Inequality? Elites, Power and Politics

How did we arrive at this moment in which the richest 1% of the population holds half of the world’s wealth? What kinds of fractures has this extreme...


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Thursday, 25.10.18 - Geneva, Palais des Nations | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

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

Organized jointly by International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the...


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Publications

La Zone de libre-échange continentale (ZLEC) en Afrique, vue sous l'angle des droits de l'homme

Rapport
Geneva, 2017

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The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) in Africa - a human rights perspective

Report
Geneva, 2017

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Gathii, James Thuo

Conception de la Zone de libre-échange continentale (ZLEC)

Une perspective sur les droits humains en Afrique : étude exploratoire
Geneva, 2017

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