September 27, 2017 @ 12:30 – September 27, 2017 @ 14:00
World Trade Organization, S1
rue de Lausanne 154
in Geneva 1202

Establishing clear links between trade policy and overarching goals, including gender equality and women's economic empowerment, would further contribute to making trade a tool for sustainable development. Many countries have used and continue using trade as a means of development. However, the benefits of trade have to be assessed against its asymmetries and possible negative consequences. A way of doing so is to complement the assessment of the risks and benefits of trade for a country as a whole with an analysis of its potential impacts on different segments of the population, in particular those who risk being "left behind", including women and girls.

The event will provide the opportunity to discuss (i) how to make a gender assessment of trade measures before their implementation, including by using UNCTAD Trade and Gender Tool Box; and (ii) how to link trade policy to the overarching goals of the 2030 Development Agenda.

Organized by UNCTAD and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

>>> Registration before 12 September here.

Check 2 other events in the gender programme of the WTO Public Forum :

- How Trade Can Help Achieve Sustainable Development Goal #5 - Gender Equality, 26 September, 11.30 to 13.00, Room S1

- Trade Policy: Unlocking opportunities for women, Iceland, Canada and ITC, 26 September, 15.30 to 17.00, Room S1