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7 october 2019: world cotton day

7 october 2019: world cotton day

all day event - world trade organization, geneva

a global celebration of cotton and its stakeholders, from field to fabric and beyond.

at the initiative of the cotton-4 (benin, burkina faso, chad and mali), the wto will host the launch of world cotton day on 7 october 2019. the wto secretariat is organizing the event in collaboration with the secretariats of the united nations food and agriculture organization (fao), the united nations conference on trade and development (unctad), the international trade centre (itc) and the international cotton advisory committee (icac). this event stems from the cotton-4's official application for the recognition of a world cotton day by the united nations general assembly, reflecting the importance of cotton as a global commodity.


  • give exposure and recognition to cotton and all its stakeholders in production, transformation and trade.

  • engage donors and beneficiaries and strengthen development assistance for cotton.

  • seek new collaborations with the private sector and investors for the cotton-related industries and production in developing countries.

  • promote technological advances, as well as further research and development on cotton.