Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2
in Geneva 1202
For registration please email your name and organization to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 4.
16:30 – 17:00
Key Note Speaker: Minister Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands
Trade as a Tool for Women’s Economic Development
Developing WTO member, tbc
The Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade at Year One
Stephen De Boer, Canadian Ambassador to the WTO
Minister Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands
Mr. Yonov Frederick Agah, Deputy Director-General, WTO, tbc
Ms. Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, ITC
Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD, tbc
Mr. Peter Zerp, Supplier Inclusion and Diversity Program, Accenture, tbc
Mingle and Snacks
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank Group hereby invites you to a one and a half-day conference in Geneva on 6 and 7 December 2018, to discuss the impact of trade and trade policies on women and men one year after the Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade. Trade and gender equality are two cornerstones for sustainable development, job creation and economic growth. In order to ensure that increased opportunities from economic growth are realised and that the results are beneficial for all it is important to adopt a gender responsive approach when planning and implementing trade policies. Responsible government, a competitive business environment, supportive institutions and civil society are all needed to fully realise these economic opportunities.
The aim of this conference is to present and discuss the impact of trade policies and entrepreneurship on women and men one year after the Buenos Aires Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment. The event will provide a forum for new empirical and theoretical research on gender and trade. The targeted audience is government officials, private sector representatives, international organizations, civil society actors, academia, and others involved in practical or theoretical work in this field.