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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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Wednesday, December 13 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Leveraging eTrade For All as a Vehicle For Sustainable Development

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The event, jointly organized by eTrade for all partners, the Business for eTrade Development contributors and the Friends of E-Commerce for Development, will address, among others, the need for more and better assistance to developing countries to enable them to engage in and benefit from e-commerce. This session will focus on ways to leverage existing tools to facilitate access to information and resources in relevant policy areas. Champion-initiatives, good practices, suggestions to harness partnerships shall be the main focus of the discussion.

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Mario Cimoli

Deputy Executive Secretary a. i., UN ECLAC
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Chiedu Osakwe (Ambassador)

Director General and Chief Negotiator, Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN)
His Excellency, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe is the Chief Trade Negotiator for Nigeria and the Director-General of the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations. He is the Chairman of the Negotiating Forum for the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiations and its Technical Working Group on... Read More →
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Alberto Calvo

Managing Director Netshoes, President E-Commerce Chamber Argentina, Netshoes + eCommerce Chamber of Argentina
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Mukhisa Kituyi

Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
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H.E. Ann Linde

Minister of Trade and EU Affairs, Sweden
H.E. Ann Linde is Minister for EU Affairs and Trade at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sweden. Previously, she served as State Secretary to the Minister of Home Affairs Anders Ygeman (2014-2016). She was also Head of the International Unit of the Party of European Socialists (PES... Read More →

Wednesday December 13, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm GMT-03
Breakout Room 2 - Sarmiento