WORLD Food security and vaccines dominate World Trade Organization conference

WORLD

Food security and vaccines dominate World Trade Organization conference

CGTN

21:22, June 15, 2022

World Trade Organisation Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference. (Photo: CGTN)

As the World Trade Organization's (WTO) twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) comes to an end, many key issues still need to addressing on its final day.

Statements made by Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala indicate the WTO priority list for day four.

Food insecurity

The ability of countries to feed their populations is high on the agenda due to the conflict in Ukraine, a country seen as a reliable breadbasket for the world during more peaceful times.

Less food and uncertainty over future stocks has contributed to spiralling prices, with some countries wanting to pay their farmers to stockpile foodstuffs.

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