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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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Martin Abeles

UN- ECLAC
Director
Argentina
Martín Abeles is the Director of ECLAC´s Office in Buenos Aires. He studied economics at the University of Buenos Aires University (UBA) and got his PhD at the New School University, New York. Prior to his time in ECLAC, Martín Abeles was a research fellow at the Economics and Technology Department in the Latin American School of Social Sciences in Argentina (FLACSO), the Research Director at the Center of Economy and Finance for the Development of Argentina (CEFID-AR) and held several positions at Argentina’s Ministry of Finance.