Trade and Development

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.

Media

23.02.2024 | 2024, Trade and Development | Media Center

Special edition: The Mont Blanc Trade News

The curtain lifts on the 13th Ministerial Conference of the WTO in Abu Dhabi. And we are happy to provide you with unusual reporting about this major...


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11.09.2023 | 2023, Trade and Development | Media Center

Agreement on Agriculture Reimagined

Exploring ways to redesign global agricultural trade to support sustainable food systems in diverse contexts


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Events

26.02.2024 | 2024, Trade and Development | Event

The rules-based multilateral trading system plays a crucial role in helping least-developed countries further integrate into the global economy. 


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Monday, 04.12.2023 - Friday, 08.12.2023 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2023, Trade and Development | Event

Although digitalization is opening many opportunities for businesses, including in developing countries, women remain heavily under-represented in the…


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Friday, 15.09.2023 - 12.30pm - 13.45pm, Room A, WTO building, Geneva, Switzerland | 2023, Trade and Development | Event

Are you interested in the circular economy? Did you always want to deepen your understanding about the HS codes? And are you open for experiments?…


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Publications

Tariffs and human rights

Gérout, Guillaume; Cren-Larvor, Anaïs

Tariffs and human rights

A pilot analysis of the AfCFTA tariff schedules
Bonn, 2024

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Gender equality in WTO trade policy reviews

Dommen, Caroline

Gender equality in WTO trade policy reviews

The case of Germany
Bonn, 2023

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Going circular

Barrie, Jack; Grooby, Gael

Going circular

How the Harmonized System Codes can/not support a circular economy and what else could be done
Bonn, 2023

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Eine neue Handelspolitik für Afrika, bitte!

Luke, David; MacLeod, Jamie

Eine neue Handelspolitik für Afrika, bitte!

Bonn, 2023

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Geneva Office

6 bis, Chemin du Point-du-Jour
1202 Geneva
Switzerland

+41 (0)22 733 34 50
+41 (0)22 733 35 45

info.geneva(at)fes.de
geneva.fes.de

Contact

 

Contact

Yvonne Bartmann

Senior Program Officer
Trade and Development, Employment and Social Policy

yvonne.bartmann(at)fes.de

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