Visit of UN Secretary-General António Guterres to WTO

UN Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at a special session of the General Council on 10 May 2019

Speaking at a special session of the WTO’s General Council, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, alongside Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and General Council Chair Sunanta Kangvalkulkij, said escalating trade tensions over the past year threaten growth in international trade and the very foundation of the rules-based multilateral trading system. “If WTO reform is to effectively respond to this challenge, it must be meaningful, fair, legitimate and sustainable,” he declared, adding that “when trade tensions rise, there are no winners, only losers, especially among developing countries”.

Speakers in this video:
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo
General Council Chair Sunanta Kangvalkulkij

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