Proposal for a WTO Agreement on the Supply of Public goods
On December 1, 2009, I presented a proposal for a WTO agreement on the supply of global public goods, at a joint KEI/IQSensato side event at the Geneva WTO ministerial meeting.
This proposal was presented earlier by Manon Ress in 2008 at a Columbia University workshop on public goods, by Thiru Balasubramaniam at the Yale A2K3 workshop, and by me at several meetings, including at the World Forum on Science and Democracy, held in Belém, Brasil in January 2009. (See the text of the Belém remarks here, and a comment by David Bollier here.) This was the first time the proposal was presented at the WTO.