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Useful links

The World Trade Organization

Find out more about how the World Trade Organization operates, debates around current trade topics, and forums and podcasts regarding international trade

Glossary of Trade Terms

The WTO also provides useful definitions of common trade-related words, phrases and organizations.

A Video Tour of the WTO

Follow two students as they learn about the WTO from inside the organization's headquarters in Geneva. The video discusses the purpose of the WTO, views meetings in progress, and explains the dispute settlement mechanism and challenges for developing countries. Also, Patrick Low, WTO head economist and member of the Warwick Commission, explains the logic behind free trade. This and other videos are available at the WTO website, under the Introductory Videos heading.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

The UN, through UNCTAD, promotes development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy.

The United States Trade Representative (USTR)

The US is the most influential country in most international trade negotiations. Much of their trade policymaking and negotiation process is performed by the USTR.

Fair Trade

Find out more about fair trade issues, events and products at the Fairtrade Foundation UK website.

Sustainable Development

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) website contains downloadable articles and books on trade-related environmental issues, foreign direct investment, and trade-related security issues.

The Third World Network (TWN)

The TWN is a non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues.