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Pablo Arturo Lazo Grandi

Labour Attaché, Permanent Mission of Chile to the WTO
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Pablo Lazo-Grandi is a Chilean Lawyer, who recently chaired the revision of the ILO Tripartite Declaration on EMNs, is also member of the ILO’s Advisory Committee on the workers’ rights in globalized economies and has been a Senior Advisor to the Chilean Director General of International Economic Affairs and responsible for labour and civil society issues in trade negotiations of the Chilean Foreign Affairs Ministry for 13 years since 2001. He previously held different senior positions in the Chilean Labour Ministry for 11 years, including Head of International Relations; Executive Secretary of the Canada-Chile Labour Agreement; Pro-tempore Secretary of the Inter-American Labour Ministers Conference and Deputy Director of Labour. He has been actively engaged in cooperative activities as consultant and expert at the International Labour Organization (ILO), Organization of American States (OAS), APEC Human Resources Development Working Group Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Trade Organization (WTO), World Bank (WB) and other governmental, private, trade-union and NGOs agencies and organizations through the Americas and Asia. He has been actively engaged in negotiations on this subject with different countries and involved in Corporate Social Responsibility issues especially in the discussions of UN, ILO, ISO, and in other specialized fora, including Business and Human Rights. His extensive publications on this issue include “Trade Agreements and their Relation to Labour Standards: The Current State of Art”, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (Geneva). 2010.