Deborah James is the Director of International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research ( and facilitates the OWINFS network.

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The World Trade Organization After the 12th Ministerial Conference

Article | Jun 22, 2022

New mandates must beget new organizing

Why What’s Going on Right Now at the WTO Matters

Article | Jun 10, 2022

Besides the crucial COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver, far more is at stake at this ministerial than is generally known.

Trade and Development Backstory: The Struggle Over the UNCTAD 15 Mandate

Article | Nov 10, 2021

Governments and civil society organizations must work together with UNCTAD to provide developing countries the tools — and the transformed governance regimes — they need to “build back better” through these challenging and difficult times.