On December 5, WAIPA CEO Bostjan Skalar met with Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). During this meeting in Geneva, WTO and WAIPA explored ways to work together to support IPAs in playing a leading role nationally, regionally and internationally to achieve the SDGs.
WTO can be a cause champion of full and productive employment and decent work for all. The collaboration between WAIPA and WTO can help lead the global policy on investment and trade to accelerate job creation while respecting workers’ rights, improve matching of skills supply and demand, supporting clean technology transfer, stabilize and enhance IPA standing within governments for improved productivity and social development. Both organizations could work together in building a policy framework that ensures sustainability and productivity by bringing together all relevant stakeholders.