Commemorative event to mark the 100th session of the WTO's Committee on Trade and Development

November 24, 2016, Genève

Jaime de Melo, Scientific Director at Ferdi presented a communication on trade and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

A commemorative event to mark the 100th session of the Committee on Trade and Development (CTD) was held on 24 November 2016.

The event provided an opportunity for participants to discuss current and future perspectives on trade and development. Two substantive sessions were held. The first looked at the evolution of trade and development over the past 20 years, since the first meeting of the CTD in 1995, and covered current perspectives on this topic. The second session was forward looking. It explored future challenges and what needs to be done to ensure trade works even better as a tool for development.

The event was inaugurated by WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and was chaired by Ambassador Christopher Onyanga Aparr (Uganda), Chair of the CTD.

Jaime de Melo Scientific Director at Ferdi was invited at the event where he presented a communication : A Low-income Perspective