DG Okonjo-Iweala on World Cotton Day: Cotton is crucial for sustainable development

On 7 October, the WTO celebrates World Cotton Day to reaffirm cotton’s vital role in the livelihoods of millions of people around the world. Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said the cotton sector has a crucial role to play in contributing towards the achievement of sustainable development goals. A wide range of activities are taking place at the WTO and on online platforms to mark the day.