Count on WTO in coordinated action to fight food security crisis, says DDG Paugam

The WTO delivered important outcomes at its 12th Ministerial Conference in June and is actively engaged in many international initiatives to tackle food insecurity, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam said at a meeting of the Committee on World Food Security on 10 October in Rome. He highlighted the importance of keeping markets open, re-energizing WTO agriculture negotiations to achieve an equitable international food system and expediting the implementation of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies. “We are committed to fight the global food security crisis,” he concluded. DDG Paugam’s full speech is available below.