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In a world where peace is fragile and international cooperation is difficult, MC13 provides the global community with an opportunity to find common ground.

The 13th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) (MC13) is taking place from February 26 to 29 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). A forum for trade ministers and high-level representatives, MC13 provides an opportunity for WTO members to convene and approve new multilateral trade rules, incorporate new members into the organization, and discuss critical reforms. The last Ministerial, MC12, delivered important outcomes, including an agreement to curb harmful fisheries subsidies. Can this momentum be sustained, and what can negotiations during this Ministerial deliver? Decisions could have far-reaching implications for the global trade landscape, sustainability, and the environment.

Need to Know: What to watch at MC13

Will you be at MC13? Or do you have an interest in the intersection between trade policy and sustainability? IISD is running the Trade + Sustainability Hub, to convene impactful discussions on trade and climate, nature, and development alongside MC13 in Abu Dhabi. You can join us in person or online by registering here.

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