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Pascal Lamy has been the 5th Director General of the WTO. His appointment took effect on 1 September 2005 for a term of four years. In April of 2009, the members of the WTO re-elected Mr. Lamy for a second term of four years. He is the former European Commissioner for Trade, and advisor for the Minister of Economy and Finance, Jacques Delors (April 1981-July 1984) and Deputy Director of the Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy (1983-1984).

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Less is More: We Need a Global Strategy to End Fishing Overcapacity

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 10:43 AM

The global ocean, from the coast to the high seas, is facing multiple threats. We rely on the ocean for food, for transport, for the very air we breathe, but the current systems in place for governing and managing its resources are not fit for purpose. As a result, fish...

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Addressing the Global Governance Deficit

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 3:02 PM

Our world has experienced a sustained period of positive change. The average person is about eight times richer than a century ago, nearly one billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty over the past two decades, living standards have soared, life expectancy has risen, the threat of war...

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Overcoming Gridlock in Modern Politics

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 11:44 AM

The shutdown of the US government is a bewildering and extreme example of the gridlock of modern politics which makes action increasing difficult. Civil servants in the USA will eventually return to their desks, stalled legislation will pass, and debt payments will somehow be made, but such events highlight how...

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