GEN21-1

Title of the activity
South-South Dialogue on LDCs and Development "Reinforcing the multilateral trading system for development"
Activity Type
Global
Description
The objective of the South-South dialogue is to create a platform for LDCs and South-South partners to assess the evolving trade and development patterns. The platform provides an opportunity to further identify ways of complementing the development needs of both LDCs and South-South partners.

This year's edition will take stock of Members' priorities for MC12, enhance participants' understanding of the proposals being discussed at the WTO and their implications for LDCs and developing countries. It will furthermore seek to identify issues of interest and concern to LDCs and other developing countries in this discussion, including with a view to advancing the common interests of LDCs and their South-South partners.


Venue
Switzerland
City
Montreux (tbc)
Trade topic
General
Start Date
End Date

Closed to online applications

Only applications from nationals of invited countries listed below, whose professional sector match the target audience specified for the activity, will be accepted.
Duration (days)
2
Target Audience
Government officials
Language
English
Key Result
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Key Output
1.1: Government officials have enhanced knowledge about the WTO Agreements, formulation of trade policies and conduct of trade negotiations
Invited Members-Observers
Afghanistan
Angola
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Comoros
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia
Guinea
Haiti
Lao Peopleʼs Democratic Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nepal
Niger
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania
The Gambia
Timor-Leste
Togo
Uganda
Yemen
Zambia
Australia
Brazil
Canada
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
European Union
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Mauritius
Norway
Philippines
Singapore
South Africa
Switzerland
United Kingdom