South Centre Conference, 13 February 2017

Title:              Briefing for Developing Countries on Global Trends and Linkages to Geneva Multilateral    


Date:              Monday, 13 February 2017, 9:30-13:00

Venue:           Room XXIV, Palais des Nations

Organizer:   The South Centre



Senior experts from the South Centre will be making presentations on global economic conditions and prospects, and on the various multilateral negotiating processes that will be taking place in 2017, and explore how these will impact on various developing country interests and their respective development objectives and goals.

The Briefing is intended to provide the ambassadors and delegates of developing countries’ missions in Geneva with a good overview of global economic conditions and prospects and how these are relevant to major multilateral policy negotiation processes that developing countries will be involved in actively in Geneva and elsewhere and their potential impact on developing countries’ broader development goals and objectives.




Remarks/Speaking Notes:

Opening Remarks – H.E. Mr. Ajit Kumar (India), Vice-Convenor of the Council of Representatives of the South Centre

Panel 1 Chair: H.E. Ms. Tehmina Janjua (Pakistan), Vice Chair of the Group of 77 and China (Geneva Chapter)

Panel 2 Chair: H.E. Mr. Ravinatha Aryasinha (Sri Lanka), Chair of the Group of 15

Outlook for innovation and health issues and implications for developing countries – Dr. Viviana Munoz, Coordinator, Development, Innovation and Intellectual Property Programme, South Centre


Global Economic Landscape and Prospects – Dr. Yilmaz Akyuz, Chief Economist, South Centre

Outlook for WTO MC11 and key issues for developing countries – Ms. Aileen Kwa, Coordinator, Trade for Development Programme, South Centre


South Bulletin 97, 9 February 2017: Shocks for developing countries from President Trump’s first weeks

Research Paper 73, February 2017: Inequality, Financialization and Stagnation

Research Paper 63, October 2015: Foreign Direct Investment, Investment Agreements and Economic Development: Myths and Realities

Research Paper 27, April 2010: Export Dependence and Sustainability of Growth in China and the East Asian Production Network

Analytical Note, January 2017: The WTO’s Discussions on Electronic Commerce

Analytical Note, January 2017: The WTO’s Agriculture Domestic Supports Negotiations

IP Negotiations Monitor 20, February 2017 (Covering period: October-December 2016)


SouthNews article


The Real News Network Newsdoc on Dr. Akyuz’s Presentation


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