- Virtual Roundtable: Economic Recovery From the Coronavirus Pandemic: Building an Inclusive Trading System
- Risk of a Resurgence of COVID-19 Cases
- Virtual Meeting: A Conversation With Senator Chris MurphySenator Chris Murphy discusses the latest on Congress and COVID-19, and the progressive foreign policy debate.
- Virtual Meeting: COVID-19 Update--A Conversation With David NabarroDr. David Nabarro discusses the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe, the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in responding to the pandemic, and how the WHO advises member states to inform policymaking.
- State and Local Officials Webinar: Update on U.S.-China Relations
- Virtual Roundtable: Unsafe at Work: Violence and Harassment During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- The Humanitarian Response to COVID-19: Protecting the World's Vulnerable Populations
- Virtual Meeting: A Conversation With Martín GuzmánEconomy Minister Martín Guzmán discusses the state of Argentina's economy, how the coronavirus has affected it, and the challenges it confronts as it works to restructure its external debt. The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics brings the world's foremost economic policymakers and scholars to address members on current topics in international economics and U.S. monetary […]
- Religion and Foreign Policy Webinar: Religion and Climate Change
- Virtual Meeting: Term Member Workshop on How to Present OnlineAn interactive virtual workshop focused on raising the level of sophistication of your online presentations. Led by Eileen Smith, president of Spokesmith, this workshop focuses on best practices for delivering presentations virtually, including practical tips for room set-up, camera angles, sound quality, projecting energy through a screen, and engaging a virtual audience. This workshop was conducted over Zoom Meetings, […]
- Intl. trade unions urge UN Secretary-General to call on govts. to ease COVID-19 restriction on ship crews who are vulnerable to human rights abuses
- Covid-19: Polluting industries lobby to get bailouts and suspend environmental protections
- UK: Almost 200 CEOs sign letter to Boris Johnson, calling on govt. to deliver a green recovery plan in the wake of COVID-19
- Weekly Update 3 June: USA: Unions & companies speak up for racial justice
- Bangladesh: EU to donate 113m Euros to support garment workers facing job losses and financial precarity amidst Covid-19 fallout
- Qatar Airways re allegations of age & racial discrimination against South Asian cabin crew
- Qatar Airways faces allegations of racial & age discrimination against South Asian cabin crew
- Gulf migrant workers choosing between contract changes or repatriation without wages & compensation
- Concerns over modern slavery working group
- Ensure Justice for Migrant Workers Sent Home: Hasty Repatriation During Covid-19 Leading to Labor Violations
Another hole in the head for The Government
Now The Government is on the back seat mainly because of their own demise. in The Election.
The only answer now is a soft or weaker Brexit.
But is it worth going through the pain considering a soft or weaker weaker Brexit.
Why not save the turmoil and have another referendum. Maybe the younger voters will now realise they have to vote and Brexit will be forgotten
- WTO report examines impact of COVID-19 pandemic on small businessesThe WTO Secretariat has published an information note looking at how micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It notes the impact of supply chain disruptions on MSMEs and the extent to which smaller businesses are represented in the economic sectors hardest hit by the crisis.
- WTO report looks at impact of COVID-19 pandemic on services tradeA new information note published by the WTO Secretariat looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected trade in services, from tourism and transport to retail and health services.
- WTO members discuss Kazakhstan’s offer to host 12th Ministerial Conference in June 2021At a virtual meeting of the General Council on 29 May, WTO members discussed Kazakhstan’s offer to host the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Nur-Sultan in June 2021.
- 2020 WTO Public Forum cancelledAfter careful consideration of COVID-19 related uncertainties and health concerns, the WTO has decided to cancel this year’s WTO Public Forum, scheduled for 29 September to 2 October. This decision responds to the complexities around planning to host thousands of people from around the world for a public event under the WTO roof, as well […]
- WTO issues 2020 Annual ReportThe WTO’s Annual Report, published today (28 May), provides a comprehensive account of the organization’s activities in 2019 and early 2020. The Report opens with a message from Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and a brief overview of the year. This is followed by in-depth accounts of the WTO’s main areas of activity over the past 12 […]
- DDG Wolff: This is the time to consider the future of the multilateral trading systemThe outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the urgent need to examine the underlying principles and values of the WTO and whether the organization needs change, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said on 27 May. Speaking at a webinar hosted by the Korean International Trade Association, DDG Wolff called for immediate action to control the […]
- Members discuss impact of COVID-19 on developing economies’ participation in world tradeOn 26 May, WTO members assessed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trading capacity of developing countries in a virtual meeting of the Committee on Trade and Development. The new chair, Afghanistan’s WTO Ambassador, Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, said: “Trade must form part of the solution in assisting and supporting recovery in developing countries.”
- Chair of agriculture negotiations announces he will step down on 30 JuneAt a virtual meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session on 25 May, the Chair of the Committee, Ambassador John Deep Ford (Guyana), informed WTO members that his term as Chair will come to an end on 30 June as he will be leaving Geneva.
- WTO members highlight COVID-19’s impact on agriculture negotiationsAt a virtual meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session on 25 May, WTO members shared preliminary views on COVID-19’s impact on the WTO’s agriculture negotiations and discussed how to move forward with these talks. Members reaffirmed the importance of upholding WTO rules during the COVID-19 crisis and stressed the relevance of the […]
- South Africa launches safeguard investigation on bolts with hexagon heads of iron or steelOn 21 May 2020, South Africa notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 15 May 2020 a safeguard investigation on bolts with hexagon heads of iron or steel.