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The biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and held alongside the WTO ministerial conference for over a decade, is the leading multi-stakeholder platform for intellectual enquiry and dialogue on sustainable development and the global trade and investment system. It acts as an inclusive platform outside of the WTO negotiating setting for sharing ideas, engaging in dialogue, and influencing trade policy negotiations. Drawing in participants from government, business and civil society, the Symposium helps to maintain and elaborate a global vision of sustainable development in trade and investment policymaking.
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Monday, December 11 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Food Security, Biotechnology and WTO Rules

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WTO rules set up different disciplines related to the promotion of a fair international trade of agricultural products. Particularly the Agreement of Agriculture and the Agreement of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures estipulates several principles to be follow by all WTO Members. biotechnology is a well known technology applied in several countries but with a large numbers of regulatory restrictions for adoption, production, use and consumption. biotechnology is a tool to attend the increasing demand of food in a world with scarcity. biotechonology is a real tool to reduce problems of food security and WTO has disciplines that allow Members to approve biotechnology materials for food consumption based on science.

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Carmen Vicien

Profesor, Facultad de Agronomía - UBA
Carmen Vicién es Ingeniera Agrónoma egresada de la Facultad de Agronomía de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Realizó estudios de posgrado en Francia (Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen de Montpellier y Universidad de París I- Sorbona).En la actualidad es Profesora Regular Titular... Read More →

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Roberto Bisang

Profesor Investigador, Fac Ciencias Economicas - UBA
ROBERTO BISANG. Licenciado en Economía (UNR, 1977) y Msc. en Economía (CEMA, 1982). Profesor Visitante de Science Policy Research Unit (Universidad de Sussex, UK).Investigador del Instituto Interdisciplinario de Economía Política (IIEP) FCE/UBA y del Centro de Investigación y... Read More →
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Valentina Delich

Secretaria Academica, FLACSO
Valentina Delich, actualmente es Secretaria Académica de la FLACSO-Argentina.  Abogada (UBA), MA in International Relations (The American University), Doctora en Derecho Internacional (UBA). Profesora regular Derecho Internacional Público (UBA), propiedad intelectual (FLACSO e... Read More →

Monday December 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am GMT-03
Breakout Room 3 - Rivadavia