Events calendar 2003

This page lists WTO and non-WTO events related to the multilateral trading system. Links to non-WTO websites open in a new window and the WTO takes no responsibility for their content. The list is restricted to those events which are organized by intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) which have been granted observer status to the General Council of the WTO (see list).

WTO members occasionally organize meetings of selected countries at the ministerial level to discuss WTO matters. These are not official WTO events and are not listed on this page.


SEE ALSO:
> WTO meetings this week
> Tentative schedule of meetings for the rest of the year (pdf format, 13KB)

 

Participation in many of the WTO seminars and symposia is limited to representatives of WTO member governments, but the discussion papers and presentations are often made available afterwards, at the discretion of the speakers. Links will be added to this page if papers are made available.


7 February

The World Trade Institute Round Table Series
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19 February

Official launch of New World Trade Point Federation website, initiated by UNCTAD
(Non-WTO event)
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18 March

Workshop on Technical Barriers to Trade
> Summary report of the chairperson (Word format, 62 KB)
Documents for the meeting     help
  

18-21 March

FAO Committee on Commodity Problems (64th Session)
Rome
(Non-WTO event)
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20 March

Seminar on a programme on trade-training capacity building
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31 March - 4 April

FAO Committee on Agriculture 17th Session
(Non-WTO event)
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12 April

Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF
(Non-WTO event)
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23-24 April

Workshop on EMC/EMI for Information Technology Products
WTO event for representatives of WTO member governments, including their regulators, international intergovernmental organizations. Industry representatives may be invited as observers.
Information about the Workshop (Word format, 27 KB)
Programme & papers
Background documents     > help
More about the ITA
  

24-26 April

WIPO Summit on Intellectual Property and the Knowledge Economy
Beijing, China
(Non-WTO event)
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28 April - 2 May

ITC Joint Advisory Group
(Non-WTO event)
Geneva, Switzerland
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12-16 May

FAO Committee on World Food Security (29th Session)
Rome
(Non-WTO event)
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19-21 May

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics in Europe (ABCDE — Europe)
    

16-18 June WTO public symposium: ‘Challenges Ahead on the Road to Cancún’
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9-11 July WIPO Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications
San Francisco
(Non-WTO event)
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10-14 September Fifth WTO Ministerial Conference  
Cancún Mexico 
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11 September Roundtable on gender equality, trade policy and development
Cancún
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21 September International Day of Peace
Sunday the 21st of September 2003 is designated the International Day of Peace by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The World Trade Organization supports this initiative. World Peace is a concern to all humanity. This day is an opportunity for us all to reflect on global unity and world peace.
(Non-WTO event)
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22 September - 1 October Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO (Thirty-Ninth Series of Meetings)
Geneva
(Non-WTO event)
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23-24 September World Bank Annual Meetings
(Non-WTO event)
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24 October WIPO-UPOV Symposium on Intellectual Property Rights in Plant Biotechnology
Geneva
(Non-WTO event)
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29-31 October Expert Meeting on FDI and Development
Geneva
(Non-WTO event)
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3-4 November 2nd OECD Forum on Trade in Educational Services
(Non-WTO event)
  
6-7 November Seminar on the Madrid System of the International Registration of Marks
Geneva
(Non-WTO event)
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10-14 November Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (Eleventh Session)
Geneva
(Non-WTO event)
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 10-14 November Geneva Week VII
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17 November WIPO-WTO Joint Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights and Transfer of Technology
Geneva
(WTO event for representatives of WTO member governments)
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26-28 November Expert Meeting on Market Entry Conditions Affecting Competitiveness and Exports of Goods and Services of Developing Countries: Large Distribution Networks, Taking into Account the Special Needs of LDCs
Geneva
(Non-WTO event)
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3-4 December Development Marketplace Global Competition 2003
(Non-WTO event)
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10-12 December World Summit on the Information Society, Part 1
(Non-WTO event)
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