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Next Generation Trade: Building a Principled, People-Centred Global Economy

3 December | London

In the midst of divisive forms of nationalism and rising populism, alarming climate change, and growing geopolitical unrest, renewed efforts are urgently needed to shape a more sustainable, people-centred economy as a shared global project.

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) is bringing together at the Museum of London Docklands global leaders from government, business, academia, and civil society to explore the role of trade in achieving sustainable development and respect for human rights.

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FOSTERING INCLUSION
What are the most promising strategies to overcome the obstacles faced by women, minorities, and those living in poverty so that trade promotes equality and fosters greater prosperity for all?

BUILDING THE FUTURE OF WORK
With on-going precarious forms of employment and new technologies raising critical questions about the future of work itself, how can trade best foster decent work opportunities for people around the world?

CREATING CHANGE FOR THE CLIMATE
How can trade policies be used to foster more sustainable economies that dramatically reduce carbon emissions and demonstrate due concern for the rights of current and future generations impacted by climate change? 

TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS AND PERIL
How can trade policies foster more sustainable economies that dramatically reduce carbon emissions and demonstrate due concern for the rights of current and future generations impacted by climate change? 

CATALYSING POLICY COHERENCE
How does a responsible business align with and help shape the rules-based system around trade?

For more details about the event please follow the link below.