Gender, Economics, and the IMF

Marking Women’s History Month (observed in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, annually in March and in Canada, annually in October), IMF showcased work on the intersection between gender, economics, and the work of the IMF.

What work does IMF do on gender? The IMF offers a web portal to answer this very question.

From videos to podcasts, publications to speeches, data visualizations to infographics, this resource showcases the work of IMF, particularly in gender and economics.

Looking for IMF publications on gender and economics? Check out the IMF eLibrary resource guide, regularly updated, for a comprehensive guide to the work of the organization on this topic.

The IMF and Gender page is available here:

The gender resource guide at the IMF eLibrary is available to WTO staff and WTO Library patrons here:

Brexit: What Consequences for Local and Global Trade?

Executive Education

26 MARCH | MAISON DE LA PAIX | 18:30 – 19:30

Brexit: What Consequences for Local and Global Trade?

As the scenario of the UK leaving the EU without an agreement becomes more plausible every day, uncertainty is on the rise in many domains.

Among those, trade is certainly a major topic of discussion and many things have been said on the matter. In particular, the following questions have been regularly asked in the media and other fora:

arrow_ed1c2a.pngWill WTO rules replace EU rules if there is a “no-deal scenario”?
arrow_ed1c2a.pngWhat should businesses expect on 29 March?

arrow_ed1c2a.pngIs there a possibility to defer the date of the Brexit? Would this change anything?

arrow_ed1c2a.pngWhat kind of leadership is needed to move forward in this complex situation?

Join us to get an answer to those questions and many more!

Register here

Auditorium Ivan Pictet A, Maison de la Paix, 2 Chemin Eugène-Rigot


arrow_ed1c2a.pngJoost Pauwelyn, Professor of International Law, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, Graduate Institute.


arrow_ed1c2a.pngHabib Turki, Business Development Manager, Webb fontaine
arrow_ed1c2a.pngKeith Rockwell, Director of the Information and External Relations Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)
arrow_ed1c2a.pngGracia Marín Durán, Associate Professor in International Economic Law, UCL Faculty of Laws, University College London

UNOG Library Talks – Climate Change: The View From The Cliff Edge–Tuesday 26 March 2019, 12.30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Climate change and trade agreements

Update : you can now view:


Commissioned by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) this new Economist Intelligence Unit ( report examines the degree to which the WTO and four contemporary free trade agreements are supporting, or hindering, countries’ climate change goals.

You can download it here

They are also offering an online seminar (or Webinar) on Thursday 21 March 4:00pm – 4:45pm China Standard Time (9:00am – 9:45am GMT) to present the headline findings of the report including recommendations for how policymakers can use innovative tools, such as climate waivers, to make trade and climate change goals mutually reinforcing.

You can register here

Global Environment Outlook (GEO6) – Healthy Planet, Healthy People

UNEP’s flagship report, the 2019 edition of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People) was launched in March 2019 and can be accessed here.

UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) calls on decision makers to take immediate action to address pressing environmental issues to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other Internationally Agreed Environment Goals, such as the Paris Agreement.

GEO-6 builds on the findings of previous GEO reports, including the six regional assessments (2016), and outlines the current state of the environment, illustrates possible future environmental trends and analyses the effectiveness of policies. This flagship report shows how governments can put the world on the path to a truly sustainable future. It emphasizes that urgent and inclusive action is needed by decision makers at all levels to achieve a healthy planet with healthy people.

New Issue of IMF’s Finance & Development: Women and Growth

IMF has just released the March 2019 issue of Finance & Development, IMF’s magazine on economics, finance, development, and related topics.  This issue’s theme is Women and Growth and features articles on economic empowerment, inclusive growth, and the roles of women in the workforce and in entrepreneurship, among other subjects. Beginning with an article by Christine Lagarde, the issue includes contributions from female leaders and entrepreneurs around the world.

Articles are available at the IMF website here, for consultation online or download in PDF, for WTO staff and visitors to the WTO Library.


New OECD Agriculture Website

OECD has launched a new agriculture website to make research and policy positions more easily accessible. This new web presence serves as a portal to OECD’s agriculture-related materials, including editorials and articles as well as contents available from the OECD iLibrary.

Visit the new OECD trade website here:

The full suite of OECD publications is available to WTO staff and patrons of the WTO Library through the OECD iLibrary, here: