Source: WTO News
Headline: WTO issues 2021 Annual Report
In her opening message, DG Okonjo-Iweala says:
“The multilateral trading system has played an important part in efforts to fight COVID-19. Trade’s resilience represented a lifeline for millions, enabling access to food and other essential supplies. Now, the WTO can and must play a critical role in accelerating COVID-19 vaccine production and in ensuring a strong, sustained and inclusive global economic recovery.
“To live up to its founding objectives of using trade to help people – to raise living standards, create jobs and promote sustainable development – the WTO must deliver results this year. By responding together to a global crisis without precedent in our lifetimes, members can begin to rebuild the trust needed to address future challenges.”
The Annual Report is available in print and electronic format. A short animation provides an overview of the Report.
The French and Spanish editions will be published within the coming weeks.