World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings Call For Tackling Inequality, Supporting Trade

Volume
20,
Number
34
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13 October 2016
13 October 2016
The Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) drew to a close on Sunday, following a weekend of intense discussions on how to tackle the challenge of inequality and address a growing distrust in many countries of globalisation, particularly in a context of...
13 October 2016
The UN’s civil aviation body has approved a ground-breaking international scheme to help offset some emissions from air travel. The so-called “Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation,” or CORSIA for short, is a market-based mechanism that will address any annual increase...
13 October 2016
Negotiators for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) concluded their fifteenth round last week, touting advances and pledging to make additional progress in the coming months, even as the talks’ long-term future remains unclear. The 3-7 October gathering in New York City come...
13 October 2016
Governments from around the world have agreed to a host of new protections and sustainable management strategies for trade in endangered plants and animals, following an 11-day gathering held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The gathering, known as the Seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP17) to...
13 October 2016
António Guterres has been recommended by the UN Security Council as the next United Nations Secretary-General, besting 12 other candidates in the running through a selection process which allowed public access to the proceedings to an unprecedented degree. The recommendation will now go to the UN...
13 October 2016
The Fifty-Sixth Assemblies of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reached a close on Tuesday, following an intense week of meetings from 3-11 October on a series of normative and institutional subjects. The annual meetings allow for reflection on progress to date and future policy...
13 October 2016
The WTO’s Appellate Body has supported an earlier panel’s mixed ruling in a dispute ( DS473 ) brought by Argentina concerning the European Union’s duties on imported biodiesel, as well as certain aspects of the bloc’s anti-dumping rules. Argentina challenged the EU measures at the WTO in December...
13 October 2016
A long-awaited Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and select southern African countries came provisionally into effect this week, officials confirmed on Monday 10 October. The EPA was signed in June by the EU and six member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC...
13 October 2016
Coming Soon 17 October, Geneva, Switzerland. GRADUATE INSTITUTE LECTURE: "THE WTO IN A TIME OF CHANGE: SOME REFLECTIONS." This lecture is being hosted by the Graduate Institute, featuring as its guest speaker Ambassador Michael Froman, the US Trade Representative. His talk is expected to review key...
13 October 2016
TRADE, FOOD SECURITY, AND THE 2030 AGENDA. By Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla and Jonathan Hepburn for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (October 2016). This new research paper reviews the relationship between trade policy and the various commitments under the 2030...