Globalisation, Inclusive Societies in Focus at OECD Ministerial Meeting

Volume
21,
Number
21
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15 June 2017
15 June 2017
The debate over how to address globalisation and its ramifications took centre stage last week at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) annual forum and ministerial meeting. The OECD gatherings, held at the organisation’s Paris headquarters, are high-profile events on...
15 June 2017
The UN Ocean Conference drew to a close on Friday 9 June, with government leaders and representatives endorsing a “call for action” aimed at supporting international efforts to protect the world’s oceans and their resources – including by tackling fisheries subsidies that exacerbate overfishing and...
15 June 2017
Eighteen months after WTO members agreed to eliminate agricultural export subsidies at the global trade body’s tenth ministerial conference in Nairobi, Kenya, the organisation’s regular committee on agriculture met for its special annual review of progress in this area. A detailed document prepared...
15 June 2017
A WTO panel circulated its report ( DS353 ) on Friday 9 June on whether the US has taken enough steps to bring its subsidies to aerospace giant Boeing in line with global trade rules, in the latest move in the long-running row between the US and the EU over support to their respective aviation...
15 June 2017
Differences between the US and other G7 members over how to approach international climate action returned to the fore this week, as Washington opted out of a climate pledge in a joint statement issued by the coalition’s environment ministers. At a meeting in Bologna, Italy, from 11-12 June, the...
15 June 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Argentine President Mauricio Macri late last week, discussing a host of issues including the ongoing efforts to clinch an EU-Mercosur trade deal. Negotiations between the EU and the four original members of trading bloc Mercosur, which involve Argentina,...
15 June 2017
Coming Soon 16 June, London, England. GLOBAL COMPETITION POLICY. This annual conference will be hosted by Chatham House. The conference will look at how major developments over the past year – including the change of leadership in the United States and the planned start of Brexit talks – might mean...
15 June 2017
PROTECTING TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE: THE WIPO INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND GENETIC RESOURCES, TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND FOLKLORE. Edited by Daniel Robinson, Ahmed Abdel-Latif, and Pedro Roffe. Published by Routledge (June 2017). This new book reviews the World Intellectual...