The Forum will bring together leaders from governments, donors, international organizations, business and academia to foster trade action in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and inspire deeper collaborations and commitments in support of further LDC integration into global and regional trade.
2018 is a turning point for LDCs and trade, with a growing trade gap between developed nations and the world’s poorest countries and increasing instability in the world economy. The momentum we generate this year must lead to further integration of LDCs into trade at multiple scales into the future.  
At the Forum, leaders and practitioners from around the world will share what they have achieved on trade development in LDCs to date, with Aid for Trade complementing national initiatives, and will commit to doing more to ensure LDCs integrate and benefit from global trade. It will culminate in a call to action to leverage trade to combat poverty and inequality and to create a more inclusive trading system. 
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Kent Wilska

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Commercial Counsellor
Works at Trade Policy Unit of the Department for External Economic Relations.
Responsibilities i.a. trade and development, aid for trade, trade and labour rights, business and human rights, responsible business conduct, EU-Mercosur negotiations.
Dr. in International Economics and Business Administration.
twitter: @KentWilska
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