GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The WTO’s annual Public Forum 2023 will focus this year on how trade can contribute to a greener, more sustainable future.
The Forum will examine in particular how the services sector, digitalization and inclusive trade policies can support global environmental goals and help combat the climate crisis.
Titled “It is Time for Action”, the Public Forum, to be held from September 12-15, 2023, will cover three main topics: “The role of the services sector in sustainable trade,” “Inclusive policies for the advancement of green trade,” and “Digitalization as a tool for the greening of supply chains.”
Sessions at the Public Forum are organized by representatives from civil society, academia, business, government and international organizations. A call for proposals and registration are due to open in early May 2023.
The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest outreach event, providing a unique platform for interested stakeholders from around the world to discuss the latest developments in global trade and to propose ways of enhancing the multilateral trading system.
The event attracts over 2,000 representatives each year from civil society, academia, business, government, international organizations and the media.