September 4, 2023

DDG Paugam: Trade can help us respond to food security, sustainable development challenges

The WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13), to be held in Abu Dhabi in February 2024, will provide a unique opportunity to ensure that trade contributes to strengthening global food security, said Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam on 4 September. Speaking at the International Conference on Agricultural Trade Policy in Beijing, DDG Paugam noted MC13 can be a defining moment for a more food secure and sustainable future and urged WTO members to work together to overcome the stalemate in agriculture negotiations. The full text of his remarks is below.

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