In December, 2021 the United States announced its intention to join Joint Declaration on the Advancement of Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment Within Trade. First agreed to in 2017 by 118 WTO members in Buenos Aires, the Declaration seeks to remove barriers to, and foster, women’s economic empowerment.
At this WITA-WIIT webinar on April 21, speakers will discuss what successful implementation of the WTO Declaration might look like, and recent initiatives to advance the interests of women in international trade, including work by the U.S. government on how women’s legal and economic interests are advanced through U.S. trade preference programs.
Anoush der Boghossian, Head of Trade and Gender, Gender Policy Advisor, Chair and Founder of the WTO Gender Research Hub, World Trade Organization (WTO)
Desirée LeClercq, Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Labor Law, Cornell ILR School, Associate Member of the Law Faculty, Cornell Law School
Latesha Love, Director, International Affairs and Trade, US Government Accountability Office
Moderator: Maria Luisa Boyce, Vice President, UPS Global Public Affairs