January 26, 2018

Davos: DG Azevêdo calls on members to match words of support for the WTO with deeds

At an informal ministerial gathering on WTO issues hosted by the Swiss government on 26 January, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reviewed the challenges and opportunities arising from the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) held in Buenos Aires in December 2017, and called on WTO members to follow up on their pledges of political support for the multilateral trading system with actions, including a greater willingness to seek compromise. The meeting was held on the final day of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. It was attended by representatives from a wide range of WTO members, including representatives of the WTO Least-developed Countries Group, the WTO Africa Group, and the WTO Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group.

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