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.


14.10.2021 | 2021, Trade and Development | Media Center

Climate meets Trade – Trade needs Climate

Supporting the Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions at the WTO


13.09.2021 | 2021, Employment and Social Policy, Trade and Development | Media Center

Spotlight Report on Sustainable Development 2021

Demanding Justice Beyond Rhetoric




Thursday, 02.12.2021 - 13.30pm - 14.45pm CET, hybrid meeting | 2021, Trade and Development | Event

“Humanizing the WTO: Seeking a Sustainable, Just, and Integrative Trade Agenda”

Humanizing the WTO will be a key part of making the organization more impactful and durable.


Tuesday, 30.11.2021 - Friday, 03.12.2021 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2021, Trade and Development | Event

LDC-Journalists at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference

The multilateral trading system plays a crucial role for the Least Developed Countries (LDC).


Monday, 29.11.2021 - 15.30pm – 17.30 CET, Online | 2021, Trade and Development | Event

From Low to Middle-Hanging Fruits: How Can the WTO Deliver on Development?

Expectations are high on the eve of the 12th Ministerial Conference of the WTO. For months, delegations have been busy in trying to work on solutions,…



Reconstruir mejor

Un llamamiento a ser valientes
Berlin, 2021

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Reconstruire en mieux

Un appel au courage
Berlin, 2020

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Building back better

A call for courage
Berlin, 2020

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Kao, Moshe

WTO reform

Old debate, new realities
Geneva, 2019

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Yvonne Bartmann

Senior Program Officer
Trade and Development, Employment and Social Policy


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