2022 Public Forum to focus on theme of sustainable and inclusive recovery

The WTO’s 2022 Public Forum, to be held from 27 to 30 September, will look at how trade can contribute to post-pandemic economic recovery. The Forum will examine in particular how trade rules can be strengthened, and government policies improved, to create a more resilient, sustainable and inclusive trading system.

Under the main theme, “Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition to action“, the Public Forum’s sub-themes will be “Leveraging technology for an inclusive recovery,” “Delivering a trade agenda for a sustainable future,” and “Framing the future of trade.”

Sessions for the Public Forum are organised by civil society, academia, business, governments, parliamentarians and intergovernmental organizations. The call for proposals will open soon. Registration is due to open in early May 2022.

The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event. It provides a unique platform for heads of state, parliamentarians, business people, students, academics and civil society to come together and debate a wide range of trade and development topics. Over 1,500 participants attend the Forum each year. See more information on previous Public Fora.