WTO celebrates UN resolution recognizing 7 October as World Cotton Day

The WTO welcomed the decision by the United Nations General Assembly to officially recognize 7 October as World Cotton Day, following a proposition by Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali. The resolution acknowledges the vital role cotton plays in several countries by providing livelihoods and as a subsistence crop for millions of people, as well as its broader economic and social impacts around the world.