Session 9 trade in times of covid-19: experiences of fragile and conflict affected in states 

In collaboration with g7+ Secretariat and g7+ WTO Accessions Group 

10:00 - 11:30 CET

Background:

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded in 2020, fragile and conflict affected countries are among the hardest hit by its consequences as the most vulnerable. The pandemic and the counter measures aimed at combating the spread of the virus have caused an upsurge of conflict, unemployment, social unrest and poverty. While insurgent groups continue in their violence, peace-making efforts are often undermined. The session will discuss the experiences of these countries and the steps necessary to mitigate the effect of the pandemic and to build resilience, including the need to minimize trade disruptions by preserving free trade and to pursue WTO membership as part of response to COVID-19. 

Moderator:  

  • Ambassador Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the WTO and Chairperson of the g7+ WTO Accessions Group  

Speakers 

  • H.E. Francis Kai Kai, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, and chair of g7+  
  • Hon. Mawine  G. Diggs , Ministry of Commerce & Industry of Liberia 
  • Hon. Hon. Jeremiah Manele, Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Solomon Island 
  • H.E. Susanna Moorehead, Chair of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee

To participate please register here: https://worldtradeorganization.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8b9jvn3_ROeyC-mbP_3Nrg

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: TRADE FOR PEACE WEEK: SESSION 9 - TRADE IN TIMES OF COVID-19: EXPERIENCES OF FRAGILE AND CONFLICT AFFECTED STATES. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded in 2020, fragile and conflict affected countries are among the hardest hit by its consequences as the most vulnerable. The pandemic and the counter measures aimed at combating the spread of the virus have caused an upsurge of conflict, unemployment, social unrest, and poverty. While insurgent groups continue in their violence, peace-making efforts are often undermined. The session will discuss the experiences of these countries and the steps necessary to mitigate the effect of the pandemic and to build resilience, including the need to minimize trade disruptions by preserving free trade and to pursue WTO membership as part of response to COVID-19.

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