Essay Topic for Model WTO 2019

We are excited to announce the essay topic for the 22nd Model WTO conference!

The topic is as follows:

“The December 2018 Buenos Aires communique of the G20 stated that the multilateral trading system is “currently falling short of its objectives and there is room for improvement”. Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the prospects of WTO Members agreeing on necessary reforms in the near future to improve the WTO’s functioning? Why?”

Format Guidelines

  • Language: English;
  • Length:  600 words excluding cover page, and eventual bibliography;
  • Style: Font, spacing and general formatting are left to the candidate’s consideration;
  • Cover Page: A separate cover page with Full Name and E-mail Address is required;
  • File format: PDF only;
  • Quotes and citations: Any internationally recognised referencing convention is accepted.

Please note that only applicants who are selected for the second round are required to submit an essay. The deadline for the essay is the 17th of February, 2019. 

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