The new ICC Rules of Mediation were unveiled today at a global launch conference attended by some of the company representatives set to benefit from the new Rules, together with leading experts in mediation and dispute resolution.
Speaking to a high-level meeting between business and ministers at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial in Bali this morning, Victor K. Fung, Chairman of the ICC World Trade Agenda initiative, urged business to continue pressing their governments to conclude an agreement on trade facilitation in the next three days. Mr Fung said that sealing a deal on trade facilitation at the 9th WTO Ministerial, commencing today would benefit all countries by creating millions of jobs and laying the foundations of a level playing field for all countries to compete in world markets.
Business leaders from over 30 countries have today issued a statement calling on governments to conclude a new multilateral deal to cut customs bureaucracy at this week’s World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Bali.
As a leading representative of world business, ICC is playing an active role at the Second Annual United Nations (UN) Forum on Business and Human Rights this week in Geneva, as a crucial part of its efforts to help businesses implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Front centre: Etienne Clementel with the merchants of peace
Members at the 1938 World Council meeting
58th session of the ICC Council in Paris on 21 October 1938
First session of the Preparatory Committee for an international trade organization held in London at Church House, Westminster 15 October 1946
From left - ICC Chairman Peter Wallenberg, US President George H W Bush, ICC Vice-Chairman and USCIB Chairman Joseph E Connor and USCIB President Abraham Katz at the White House 21 June 1990
Participants at the 20th Congress in New Delhi, India, February 1965