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On 7 December, ICTSD, the World Economic Forum and the ACP Secretariat organised a session at the ACP Trade Ministers Meeting, held in Brussels, Belgium. The session provided an overview of the E15 Report launched at Davos, Switzerland, whilst highlighting options relevant to the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the global trade and investment system. It was followed by an open discussion with Trade Ministers. Discussions built on the body of E15 work on the topics of regional trade agreements, regulatory coherence, finance and development, innovation, and digital trade among others.

For more information, please visit the E15 Initiative website.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 4:30pm

On 7 November, ICTSD and the World Economic Forum organised a dialogue to critically analyse and discuss advancement of the G20 Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking, a key outcome of the 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit. A session was dedicated to assessing the current level of coherence of G20 countries with the guiding principles, taking as a baseline investment agreements by these countries to measure how far investment protection under international law matches with the G20 principles.

Discussions also sought to determine how the outcomes of the 2016 G20 Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting serve to reinforce the global trade and investment agenda, considering prospects for trade and investment coherence at a multilateral level and calls for investment facilitation. The Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG) has already served to institutionalise the trade and investment link.

The dialogue also aimed to explore the implications of the work of the G20 TIWG and the G20 principles for non-G20 members and the global development dimension under the overarching objective of sustainable development and inclusive growth.

More information can be found on the E15Initiative website.

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Monday, 7 November 2016 - 8:30am

As in all previous years of the event, ICTSD will engage with the global trade community at the WTO’s 2016 Public Forum. ICTSD will participate in a number of sessions at the three day event, which will focus on the theme “Inclusive Trade.”

Bridges reporters will be at the event, reporting on any meaningful developments emerging from discussions. ICTSD will also be hosting a booth in the WTO for the duration of the three-day event. The booth will feature a number of recent publications related to the event theme.

NEW INNOVATIONS IN REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS AND THE ROLE OF THE RTA EXCHANGE
Room S2, WTO Headquarter
Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 17:30 - 19:00

THE NEW LANDSCAPE FOR INCLUSION IN DIGITAL TRADE 
Room S3, WTO Headquarter
WEDNESDAY, 28 September 2016, 15:30 - 17:00

ENABLING SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH 
Room S2, WTO Headquarter
Thursday, 29 September 2016, 09:00 - 10:30

SERVICES AND INCLUSIVENESS IN LDCs & LICs: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, SMEs, AND GENDER 
Room S3, WTO Headquarter
Thursday, 29 September 2016, 15:30 - 17:00

ACHIEVING INCLUSIVENESS THROUGH GVCs IN LDCs & LICs 
Room S1, WTO Headquarter
Thursday, 29 September 2016, 17:00 - 18:30

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 5:03pm to Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 5:03pm