May 31, 2017

Azevêdo: Food security is of paramount importance to all members

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, on 31 May, opened a Workshop on “Delivering Development in the 11th Ministerial Conference” aimed at looking at the roles of public stockholding and the Special Safeguard Mechanism in achieving food security. In his opening address to the workshop, organized by the G33 group of developing countries in agriculture negotiations, he stressed that trade has an impact on all dimensions of food security, and WTO members must explore how trade can contribute to making nutritious food available to those in need. He also stressed the need for greater urgency in advancing these issues. Here is what he said:

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