La OMC abogará por la importancia del comercio para apoyar el desarrollo económico de los PMA

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El comercio desempeñará un papel fundamental para ayudar a los países a cumplir el Programa de Acción de Doha para los PMA en el próximo decenio. Este es el mensaje que la OMC transmitirá en la Quinta Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Países Menos Adelantados (PMA5), que tendrá lugar en Doha (Qatar) del 5 al 9 de marzo. El Director General Adjunto Xiangchen Zhang intervendrá en varios actos y la OMC coorganizará varias sesiones con otras organizaciones internacionales para examinar las prioridades comerciales de los PMA.

DDG Zhang will join the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, and over 30 UN principals on the eve of the Conference to explore ways for the international community to better support LDCs’ economic growth and development over the next decade.

On 5 March, the WTO will co-organize a session entitled «LDC trade development: towards new frontiers». See the details here.

DDG Zhang will contribute to the high-level thematic round table entitled: «Enhancing the participation of LDCs in international trade and regional integration» on 7 March. He will also speak at a thematic roundtable on 9 March entitled «Supporting Sustainable and Irreversible Graduation from the Least Developed Country Category».

The WTO’s partners at the Conference include the Enhanced Integrated Framework, the International Trade Centre and the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), among others.

The webpage about the WTO’s participation in the LDC5 is available here. It contains a range of useful resources on LDC trade and development, including new notes on the trade aspects of the Doha Programme of Action for LDCs and on the opportunities and challenges that digital trade brings to these countries. It will be regularly updated with photos and news stories reflecting the WTO’s participation in the Conference.