Seasons' Greetings from ICTSD

22 December 2017
Snowy Mountain Top

Dear friends, partners and colleagues,

2017 has been a complex year for international cooperation; in at least two of the fronts of our constant attention, the global trade and investment system, and climate change, the year has brought about challenging developments, testing the resilience of the respective governance systems in place. ICTSD has worked tirelessly to foster reform towards a fairer and sustainable world. We keep the fingers in the pulse through our extensive BRIDGES information operations; create and provide opportunities and platforms for dialogue in quest for solutions; and we use our knowledge brokerage models to deepen understanding and provide evidence for policy advancement, through our several tracks of research and analysis. 

All this is possible thanks to over 20 years of close cooperation with many of you. My colleagues at ICTSD and I are determined to maintain and increase our efforts in 2018 convinced that at this juncture societies around the world demand, more than ever, constructive dialogue and more effective cooperation in a globalised world, threatened by increasing inequality and complex environmental challenges. We count on your support and participation this coming year too.

All best wishes for a safe holiday season surrounded by loved ones and friendship, and a 2018 full of success and happiness.

Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz
and the entire ICTSD Team


Photograph from Aiguille du Midi, 15 October 2017, R. Meléndez-Ortiz