OMC – La DG Okonjo-Iweala conmemora el 30º aniversario del Acuerdo de Marrakech

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El 15 de abril de 1994, 123 países se reunieron en Marruecos para firmar el Acuerdo de Marrakech por el que se establece la Organización Mundial del Comercio, la base del actual sistema multilateral de comercio basado en normas. La Directora General Okonjo-Iweala conmemoró el aniversario subrayando el papel fundamental que ha desempeñado el comercio en la mejora de la vida de las personas de todo el mundo.

“Thirty years ago, over 120 countries united with a shared vision: to transform the world through trade,” WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said in a video to mark the anniversary. “They created a new global public good: one committed to using trade to raise people’s living standards, create jobs, and promote sustainable development.”

“Countries have used the open and predictable global economy anchored in the World Trade Organization to accelerate growth and development. Over the past three decades, more than 1.5 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, embodying the enduring promise encapsulated in the Marrakesh Agreement.”

“As we mark the 30th anniversary of the WTO, this promise still stands as a beacon. The WTO now counts 164 — soon to be 166 — members. The way we do business across borders has evolved. So have the challenges to sustainability and socioeconomic inclusion. But trade remains a vital tool to solve these challenges and build a brighter future for people around the world.”

The WTO has set up a dedicated web page marking the 30th anniversary of the Marrakesh Agreement and highlighting some of the WTO’s achievements over the last three decades under the spirit of Marrakesh.

Fuente: OMC