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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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Mere Falemaka

Permanent Representative of the Pacific Islands Forum to the WTO

Currently Permanent Representative of the Pacific Islands Forum to the WTO since 2013 (particularly representing non-resident Members).

Formerly Chief Economist in Fiji Government Ministry of Trade Commerce and Industry(1999-2000), Trade Policy Adviser on WTO at Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat,  (2000 – 2006), CFTC and PIFS Trade Consultant on EPA Negotiations (2007-2009), Director of Trade and Investment at Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat in Vanuatu (2009-2013).