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Carlos Fortin

Research Associate

Political scientist with special interest in the political economy of globalisation. Between 1990 and 2005 he was Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and previously Director of Programmes of the South Commission in Geneva.

He is currently working on the relationship between the emerging international trade regime and human rights.

Connections and expertise

Programmes and centres
Business and Development Centre
Research themes of interest
Inclusive Economies
Geographical expertise
Latin America and the Caribbean

Carlos Fortin’s recent work


Kofi Annan 1938-2018

Kofi Annan, one of the greatest UN Secretaries-General, died after a short illness on August 18. Although never having visited IDS, several of us had the privilege of interacting with him, experiencing first hand his principled, modest and forthright leadership and admiring his range of concerns...

21 August 2018


International Cooperation to Reduce Inequality

Latin America's inequality ranks first in the world, constricting development and hindering citizenship. To tackle the inequality syndrome, a comprehensive approach should be put in place. Recommendations to address inequality through international cooperation ought to highlight strengthening of...

31 August 2012