World Trade Congress on Gender closes with call for further action on women’s empowerment

The inaugural edition of the World Trade Congress on Gender closed on 7 December, marking the first time the WTO has brought together researchers and government officials to discuss women’s empowerment through trade. Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard said the research conference demonstrates the growing importance of trade and gender issues in the WTO and that the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) may be an opportunity for WTO members to build on the success of the event.