DG Okonjo-Iweala launches discussion on “trade for peace” at Geneva Trade Week

Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala launched on 27 September discussions on trade for peace at the opening plenary of the 2021 Geneva Trade Week, calling for a bringing together of expertise and knowledge that enables trade to nurture peace and peacebuilding. Jose Ramos Horta, former President of Timor-Leste and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, delivered a keynote speech, urging the WTO to support the world’s least-developed and conflict-affected countries.