20 August 2019. At the initiative of the C-4 (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali), the WTO will host the launch of World Cotton Day (WCD) on 7 October 2019. The WTO Secretariat is organizing the event in collaboration with the Secretariats of FAO, UNCTAD, ITC and ICAC. This event stems from the C-4 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. Registration is now open on www.wto.org/worldcottonday.