The World Trade Organization and Sustainable Development: An Independent Assessment

By IISD on January 2, 2002
The World Trade Organization (WTO) assessent is an in-depth progress report prepared by IISD in advance of the WTO's first meeting of trade ministers in Singapore in December 1996. The report examines not only the work of the WTO Committee on Trade and the Environment, but that of the other WTO Councils and Committees. It concludes that the WTO has failed to integrate sustainable development concerns into trade policies that the organization still conducts its business behind closed doors, and has been slow to develop relations with other organizations essential for its success.

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IISD, 2002