At the High-Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in September 2010, world leaders reiterated the important role of trade as an engine of growth and development, and acknowledged the contribution of trade to the attainment of the MDGs. In November 2010, the Group of Twenty (G-20) major world economies, meeting in Seoul, Republic of Korea, reiterated the commitment made at the September MDG summit, towards fighting protectionism. They also recognized “a critical window of opportunity”2 in 2011 for bringing the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations towards an ambitious, comprehensive and balanced conclusion.

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