The WTO ministerial in Geneva lacked commitment to address economic, food or climate crisis

03 December 2009 (Brussels/Geneva) – The WTO Ministerial Meeting held in Geneva this 30th November to 2nd December was billed as an opportunity to
assess the role of the institution in the context of the current global economic environment. Regrettably, there was an absence of any meaningful reassessment of the WTO-conventional trade model, despite its role in driving the food, climate change and economic crises which have been so devastating for producers and workers in developing countries.

Instead ministers adopted a business as usual approach, by calling for a speedy conclusion of the Doha Round by 2010.

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