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    • Screening and Discussion of "A La Calle"
      Panelists discuss the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela as the country continues to face high rates of poverty, unemployment, and even starvation. A La Calle (“To the Street”) is a firsthand account of the extraordinary efforts of ordinary Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy from the Nicolás Maduro administration. Working with a network of clandestine camera crews, the filmmakers […]
    • The Future of Europe
      Panelists discuss the multiple challenges facing Europe today, including the public health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, Brexit, continued threats of nationalism, Russian influence, and relations with the United States.
    • CFR Master Class With Adam Segal
      Adam Segal discusses the evolution of China's technology policy and how it has changed the U.S.-China relationship.  The CFR Master Class Series is a biweekly 45-minute session hosted by Vice President and Deputy Director for Studies Shannon O’Neil in which a CFR fellow will take a step back from the news and discuss the fundamentals essential […]
    • A Conversation With President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission
      President von der Leyen discusses her vision for a new transatlantic agenda, prospects for cooperation between the European Union and the United States, and the future of multilateralism.
    • A Conversation With House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith
      Adam Smith discusses his role as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the need for the United States to address growing competition with China.
    • Faith and Polarization in 2020 Part 2
    • Resetting Public Health Strategy on COVID-19
    • A Conversation With Vice Admiral Robert Sharp
      Vice Admiral Robert Sharp discusses the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disaster response efforts, partnerships with industry and academia, and its future support toward U.S. foreign policy objectives.
    • Academic Webinar: The Road to Peace in Afghanistan
      Rina Amiri, senior fellow at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, discusses prospects for peace in Afghanistan, including the fate of the U.S.-Taliban peace deal, Afghan women’s roles in peace and security, and the outlook for intra-Afghan negotiations.
    • A Conversation With Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh of the Palestinian Authority
      Prime Minister Shtayyeh discusses the Palestinian Authority’s relations with the United States, its security and economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the broader Middle East peace process. 

    The UK Now

    Our main focus should be to deal with Brexit

    The panic is over and we appear to have calmed down. Everything is geared to EU finance or put it another way our finance that goes to the EU.

    We need to re structure all this so it works for us.

    We appear to be floating on air and need some solid policies to show we are taking the break with EU.

    The meeting of the Mayor of Paris and The Mayor of London was a good start.Most countries have Mayors and it needs to be used to link in with these countries.

    • DDG Wolff calls for deepening work on “Trade for Peace” efforts
      At a concluding session of the WTO’s “Trade for Peace” week on 4 December, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff outlined potential future actions to deepen cooperation between the WTO and the humanitarian and peace communities so that multilateral trade can contribute to peace efforts. He particularly underlined the role trade can play in Africa to help […]
    • Electronics and automotive products lift global merchandise trade in Q3, services lag behind
      The third quarter of 2020 saw a partial recovery of world trade in manufactured goods, led by electronics, textiles and automotive products, as production resumed and lockdown measures were eased in major economies, new WTO statistics show. However, despite substantial improvement in recent months, merchandise trade is still well below 2019 levels, and preliminary estimates […]
    • Germany, Estonia contribute to EIF to help poorest countries expand role in world trade
      Germany and Estonia have pledged EUR 815,000 to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) at the programme’s bi-annual Steering Committee meeting on 3 December. The meeting highlighted ways of helping least-developed-countries (LDCs) enhance their trading capacities and deal with the new challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • DDG Agah: Trade key to mitigating impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Africa
      Trade will play a key role in helping Africa to improve living standards and mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Deputy Director-General Yonov Frederick Agah said on 3 December. In remarks delivered to the annual meeting of the Africa Economic Zones Organization, DDG Agah said successful implementation of the new African Continental Free […]
    • UK and Switzerland confirm participation in revised government procurement pact
      Switzerland and the United Kingdom have completed the final step for making their respective participation in the revised Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) effective. As of 1 January 2021, the revised GPA will be in force for Switzerland, and the UK will be a party to the accord in its own right.
    • “Pressing needs for a breakthrough” in WTO farm trade talks
      Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff urged WTO members on 2 December to push for extensive reform of existing global farm trade rules, declaring a “pressing need for a breakthrough” on all major subjects under negotiation. In remarks delivered to a Virtual WTO Agriculture Symposium, DDG Wolff noted that for issues such as agricultural subsidies, there were […]
    • WTO members conclude cluster of fisheries subsidies meetings
      On 2 December, at the conclusion of two days of meetings at the level of heads of delegation, the chair of the Negotiating Group on Rules, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, said he will continue his consultations with WTO members on the next steps in the negotiations.
    • DDG Wolff pays tribute to James Wolfensohn
      Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff has paid tribute to former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, who passed away on 25 November. His remarks were delivered at a webinar co-sponsored by the WTO and World Bank on 2 December.
    • Aid for Trade stocktaking event to examine impact of COVID-19 on developing countries
      An online information session was held by the WTO on 2 December to prepare for an Aid for Trade “stocktaking event” to be held online on 23 — 25 March 2021. Organized by the Committee on Trade and Development, the online event is set to examine the trade and development challenges arising from the COVID-19 […]
    • China pledges USD 500,000 to support WTO accession and least developed countries
      The government of China has pledged to renew its contribution of USD 500,000 (CHF 451,500) to the WTO’s Least Developed Countries and Accessions Programme (also known as the China Programme) in 2020. The contribution was confirmed on 1 December 2020 at a signing ceremony with WTO Deputy Director-General Yonov Frederick Agah and China’s Ambassador to […]
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