Renato Ruggiero


The WTO cannot operate in isolation from the concerns of the world in which it exists. Our ability to advance trade, build a stronger system, and move forward in a new round will hinge on our ability to make simultaneous progression on these issues. How do we do this? First, we must move toward a more collective leadership, one that reflects the reality of a multipolar world and especially the emergence of developing-country powers. Second, we need to look at the policy challenges we face as pieces of an interconnected puzzle. Third, we need a new forum for the management of these complex issues, one that is truly representative of the new global realities and that brings world leaders together to tackle an expanded policy agenda and the new challenges of globalization. Fourth, there is a need for a clear mandate from leaders to promote a common global strategy and common global actions.