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Building Regional and International Consensus: Burundi, Lesotho, Madagascar and Zimbabwe

Multilateral interventions for sustainable peace and security are faced with enormous challenges. The deterioration of the political situations in Burundi and Lesotho in mid-2015 raised questions around the capacity and effectiveness of AU and SADC respectively, as does the continued uncertainty and slow pace of reforms in Zimbabwe and Madagascar.

SALO’s Building International, Regional and National Consensus policy dialogue sessions bring together national, regional and international stakeholders, including civil society, policymakers and diplomats, to encourage greater North/ South policy dialogue and to discuss ways they can engage moving forward on issues of importance in Southern Africa in particular.

WTO Regional Dialogue: The Multilateral Trading System – Perspectives from Southern Africa

The World Trade Organisation and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are jointly organising a regional forum entitled “Challenges of the Multilateral Trading System – Perspectives from Southern Africa” in Cape Town, South Africa on 26-28 October 2015.

FES Geneva and the WTO have jointly organised such forums in various regions of the world for many years. These regional dialogues serve as a critical exchange between the WTO, on the one hand, and civil society representatives and journalists on the other. To achieve this, both a foundation on the work of the WTO and the multilateral world trade system is presented and discussed, as well as regionally appropriate trade-related policy issues and “hot topics”.