NGO work on trade-finance coherence

1 April 2003

A coalition of NGOs working on finance, trade and development have, in conjunction with the South Centre, drafted a proposed work agenda for the WTO working group on trade, debt and finance. The issues raised, which include the relationship of debt and trade, the interaction of loan conditionalities and trade agreements, international financial stability and capacity building, will be the key points of debate for a series of upcoming meetings on trade-finance coherence, including a WTO General Council session on 13 May where Bank President Wolfensohn and IMF Managing Director Köhler will be invited to speak.

Contact Aldo Caliari, Center of Concern