Nov 26, 2017
Workshop on Trade and Investment in the Southern Mediterranean
In the context of the Pilot Program to Promote Social Dialogue in the Southern Mediterranean Region, the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), Espace Associatif – Morocco and the European NGO network SOLIDAR, with the support of the European Union, held a regional workshop on trade and investment policies and their impact on economic and social rights in the Southern Mediterranean, between 23 and 24 November 2017 in Rabat, Morocco. The workshop provided an overview of trade policies, especially in preparations for M11 in Buenos Aires, tackling transformations in trade policies and attempts to include new issues. It focused on how trade and investment are tackled in the sustainable development agenda, including Agenda 2030 and its implications. The workshop tackled the lack of monitoring mechanisms to fulfil the agenda and move towards a pro-development and human rights based trade regime, looking into the role of UNCTAD, especially in relation to aligning the trade and development agenda.