http://www.weforum.org/Is the WTO's Tenth Birthday Worth Celebrating?When the World Trade Organization came into being in 1995, it was hailed as a major step in a 50-year process of promoting trade and growth by setting predictable and uniform trade rules. Ten years later:1) What has the WTO achieved and what have its biggest disappointments been?2) What are the main challenges that need to be addressed in the years to come?3) Is the World Trade Organization equipped to fulfil its mission of trade liberalization and regulation in the context of its growing number of member states and an increasingly integrated global economy?Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor, Columbia University, USAJoseph Deiss, Federal Councillor of the Economy of the Swiss ConfederationLuiz Fernando Furlan, Minister of Development, Industry and Trade of BrazilSupachai Panitchpakdi, Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO), GenevaPeter D. Sutherland, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, United Kingdom; Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic ForumChallengerNeil Kearney, General Secretary, International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation, BrusselsModerated byErnesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, USA; Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum
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