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Short courses for Permanent Missions in Geneva
Organized by the Division on Technology and Logistics, Knowledge Development Branch
Policy Capacity Building Section / P166 Courses
Shaping an inclusive and gender-responsive trade policy
Palais des Nations, Geneva (Room XXVI)
Friday, 2 November 2018 (10:00 to 13:00)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals underscore that trade is a powerful enabler of the transformative shifts required to achieve sustainable development. Trade is one of the main aspects under Sustainable Development Goal 17, and its role in the accomplishment of other Goals and targets is explicitly and implicitly recognized. The Sustainable Development Goals provide a valuable benchmark against which to weigh trade liberalization and trade integration efforts. Indeed, global efforts to achieve the Goals are driving a shift from a mindset based on competition to one more focused on solidarity and sustainability. A growing number of recent agreements between countries include provisions with important implications for the Sustainable Development Goals, including on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

The course will provide an opportunity to delve into the nexus between trade and gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. It will analyse recent developments at the multilateral level, in bilateral trade agreements and in regional integration endeavours and will look at whether and how these efforts are contributing to realizing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment goals.  

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Delivered by the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities

From 10 am to 1pm

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