This webinar session aims to explore the complex intersection of trade, as part of sustainable development, and peace, addressing the theoretical foundations, empirical evidence, and practical applications. In an interactive discussion, experts and practitioners in this subject area will discuss the opportunities, challenges and dimensions involved in pursuing greater cooperation and partnership between different actors in the field. The webinar will begin by introducing the WTO Trade for Peace Programme in harnessing trade as a vehicle for peace across its various pillars.
Opening remarks by:
Dr. Mia Mikic, Advisor at Large, ARTNeT
Dr. Achim Wennmann, Advisor to the Director, Strategic Development and Partnerships, Geneva Graduate Institute
Mr. Sean Lees, Business and Human Rights Specialist, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
Mr. Nyingtob Norbu, Section on Countries in Special Situation, OES, UN ESCAP
Ms. Anoush der Boghossian, WTO’s Trade and Gender Focal Point
Mr. Mustapha Sadni Jallab, Technical Assistance and Academic Networks Coordinator, Academic Outreach and WTO Chairs Programme, WTO