The start of selection for a competition of scientific papers on the topic “Gender equality and innovation – the keys to sustainable trade” has been announced

The Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO), together with the WTO Center for Gender Research and UN Women, announced the start of accepting scientific papers on the topic “Gender Equality and Innovation – Keys to Sustainable Trade” in preparation for the Second World Trade Congress on Gender Issues , which will take place in Geneva from June 24-27, 2025. The congress is planned to present research exploring the complex relationships between the areas of gender equality, innovation and trade.

Specialists working in research institutions, representatives of governments, academia, international and regional organizations, including development banks and non-governmental organizations are allowed to participate in the competition of scientific works.

Applicants are asked to submit a detailed abstract (600-700 words), the content of which will provide a sufficient understanding of the subject and key results of the study presented in the full article. Only abstracts of unpublished studies will be accepted for consideration.

You must apply for participation in the scientific work competition before July 17, 2024 by filling out the appropriate application form via the link.

The selection process will be coordinated by the World Trade Congress Gender Steering Committee. The results of the selection of candidates will be informed by October 23, 2024.

For more information, please contact the WTO Trade and Gender Office:

General information about the World Trade Congress on Gender

The World Trade Congress on Gender is a joint initiative of the WTO and the WTO Center for Gender Studies. It aims to promote innovative and groundbreaking research on trade and gender by bringing together the most renowned researchers and highlighting real-world research findings on women’s issues around the world. The Congress provides an opportunity for trade and gender experts from around the world to share their views on gender-related trade issues. The event promotes mainstreaming a gender perspective into research and connects researchers with policymakers to promote inclusive and gender-responsive trade policies.

More detailed information about the event via the link.