Geneva Peace Week 2019

Trade, Jobs and Peace

The event is organized in the context of the Geneva Peace Week 2019, which will take place from 4 to 8 November, in collaboration with WTO and Accessions - Trade for peace.

The ILO and the WTO have partnered in exploring trade and employment from the angle of peace. It is well known that trade is essential for a country’s development. However, it is not fully known that trade can be strategized for (re-)building a nation, which in turn would also create jobs, particularly in fragile and conflict situations. 

With the aim to reflect on ways of making trade beneficial in establishing peace and creating jobs, t
he ILO in collaboration with the WTO and Accessions - Trade for peace will hold an event on “Trade, Jobs and Peace” in the context of the Geneva Peace Week 2019. The event, which will take the form of a panel discussion, will take place on Friday, 8 November from 11:15 to 12:30.

Opening remarks: 
Mr Wayne McCook, Senior Advisor to the Director-General of the WTO

Moderator and Keynote Speaker:

Mr. Katsuro Nagai, Deputy Permanent Representative, the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, Chairperson of the Working Party on the WTO Accession of Sudan

Panellists:
  • Mr. Tamim M. Baiou, Chargé d'affaires, Permanent Mission of Libya to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland
  • Dr. Sangheon Lee, Director, Employment Policy Department, International Labour Organization
  • Mr. Luigi Narbone, Director of the Middle East Directions Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy; former Ambassador, Head of the European Union Delegation to Saudi Arabia, and non-resident Ambassador to Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait
  • Mr. Abdi Dorre, Manager Director of the SCCI – Somali Chamber of Commerce

Participants are kindly requested to register online to attend the event and to obtain access the UNOG building where the event is held:

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