WTO issues 2020 Annual Report

The WTO’s Annual Report, published today (28 May), provides a comprehensive account of the organization’s activities in 2019 and early 2020. The Report opens with a message from Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and a brief overview of the year. This is followed by in-depth accounts of the WTO’s main areas of activity over the past 12 months.

In his opening message, DG Azevêdo says:

“International trade faces unprecedented uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic and its immense economic fallout. … Cooperation and solidarity among governments and international organizations will be essential for the world to unite to tackle the pandemic and prepare the foundations for economic revival. Trade will have a vital role to play in making a strong, sustainable and socially inclusive recovery. We at the WTO are committed to doing our part.”

The Annual Report will shortly be available as a printed publication. The French and Spanish editions will be published within the coming weeks. The Report will also be made available as an app via the App Store and Google Play.