Thursday 06 December 2018, 17:00 - 19:00

Closing the Gender Gaps: The Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade at Year One

Keynote Speaker: Minister Sigrid Kaag, The Netherlands

Followed by Ambassador Molokomme; and a Panel Discussion

Auditorium A1A
Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Welcome Note:

  • Dr Theresa Carpenter, Executive Director, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration

Keynote address:

  • Minister Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Coorporation, The Netherlands


  • H.E. Dr Athaliah Lesiba MOLOKOMME, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Botswana to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva

Round Table Discussion with:

  • Minister Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Coorporation, The Netherlands
  • Mr Yonov Frederick Agah, Deputy Director General, WTO
  • Ms Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, International Trade Centre
  • Ms Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities, UNCTAD


  • H.E. Ambassador Stephen De Boer, Permanent Representative of Canada to the WTO

This panel discussion on Global Trade and Leadership will explore some of the current challenges in trade and how best to address them. Each panel member will make some opening remarks, after which there will be a  Q&A session with the audience.

Organised jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank Group, this keynote address and panel discussion is a high-level political debate taking stock of where we stand one year after the Buenos Aires Declaration. It is the opening session of a two-day event.

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[The Please note that the registration form above is for the Opening Session, which takes place at the Graduate Institute; separate registration is required to attend the second day of the event, which is a technical discussion on specific research papers on gender and trade and takes place at the WTO]