The World Trade Organisation: What way forward?
2015 is the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Organisation. What is its future? On February 13th Emily Jones debated the future of the WTO alongside Ambassador Fried (Canada), who is Chair of the WTO General Council, and Ambassador Duque (Colombia), who chairs the WTO's special session on services. The debate took place as part of the WTO's Advanced Trade Policy course, which brought together officials from twenty-five countries, including eight landlocked developing countries. Jones argued for increased efficiency within the WTO, and offered proposals for doing so without sacrificing the WTO’s inclusiveness, development agenda and ultimately its legitimacy.