Events calendar 2004

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.


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> Tentative schedule of meetings for the rest of the year (pdf format, 13KB)

Events calendar 2003

 

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.


12-13 January Summit of the Americas
Monterrey, Mexico
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12-15 January UNCTAD: Commission on Enterprise, Business Facilitation and Development
Geneva, Switzerland
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14-16 January WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — United States of America
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16-21 January World Social Forum
Mumbai, India
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21-25 January World Economic Forum
Davos, Switzerland
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26-30 January UNCTAD: Commission on Investment, Technology and Related Financial Issues
Geneva, Switzerland
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26-31 January UNCTAD: Séminaire TrainForTrade sur la Stratégie de mise en oeuvre d´une politique de la concurrence
Luanda, Angola
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28 January OECD: Global Corporate Responsibility — FDI as Engine for Sustainable Development
Berlin, Germany
  
29-30 January OECD: “Science, Technology and Innovation for the 21st Century”
Paris, France
  
4-6 February WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Gambia
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4-7 February Delhi Sustainable Development Summit
New Delhi, India
     
9-13 February UNCTAD: Commission on Trade in Goods and Services and Commodities
Geneva, Switzerland
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11-12 February WTO: General Council
  
1 March Policy Coherence in Relation to Sustainable Development, seminar organised by the OECD General Secretariat
  
3-5 March WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Sri Lanka
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4-5 March WIPO: Seminar on the Madrid System of International Registration of Marks
Geneva, Switzerland
  
15-19 March WIPO: Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore
Geneva, Switzerland
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19-23 April WIPO: Preparatory Working Group of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union for the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Geneva, Switzerland
  
26 April World Intellectual Property Day
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26-30 April 8th Africa Oil and Gas, Trade and Finance Conference and Exhibition
Marrakech, Morocco
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10 May Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (Europe)
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10-14 May WIPO: Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP)
Geneva, Switzerland
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14 May Businesses, Governments Hold Key Meeting on
World Trade Round in Sofia

Press release (Word format)
 
25-27 May WTO hosts its annual public symposium: “Multilateralism at a crossroads”
Geneva, Switzerland
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26 May Reducing Poverty, Sustaining Growth
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7-11 June WIPO: Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
Geneva, Switzerland
  
8-10 June Sea Island Summit (G8)
Sea Island, Georgia, USA
  
13-18 June UNCTAD: Eleventh session of the Conference
São Paulo, Brazil
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14-16 June WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Singapore
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28-30 June WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Benin/Burkina Faso/Mali
Press release of Benin
Press release of Burkina Faso
Press release of Mali
  
12-14 July WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Belize/Suriname
Press release of Belize
Press release of Suriname
  
27-30 July WTO: General Council
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15-17 September WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Korea
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26-29 September Executive Forum 2004: “Competitiveness through Public Private Partnership — Lessons and Successes”
Montreux, Switzerland
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27 September - 5 October Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO
(Fortieth Series of Meetings)

Geneva
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28-30 September WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Rwanda
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2-3 October Annual meetings of G10 Ministers, the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund
Washington, D.C., United State
  
11-12 October Trade in Educational Services — Building Capacity for Education through Cross-border Provision, UNESCO/OECD forum organised by the Directorate for Education
Sydney, Australia
More information on OECD website
More information on Australian Government website
Information on how to read GATS schedules: WTO website
  
11-13 October WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Norway
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16 October World Food Day
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18-19 October WTO IT symposium
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19-21 October Investment for Development: Forging Partnerships, OECD Global Forum on International Investment, organised by the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
New Delhi, India
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20-21 October WTO: General Council
  
25-27 October WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — European Communities
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1–3 November Expert Meeting on Good Governance in Investment Promotion
Geneva, Switzerland
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3–4 November OECD Global Forum on Trade: Trade and Structural Adjustment
In Co-operation with United Nations ESCAP
Bangkok, Thailand
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8–10 November Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy, Sixth session
Geneva, Switzerland
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8-10 November WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Jamaica
  
10-13 November Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, OECD World Forum on Key Indicators, organised by the Statistics Directorate, with an address by the Secretary-General
Palermo, Italy
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11-12 November Global Forum on Sustainable Development: Development and Climate Change, organised by the Environment Directorate and the Development Co-operation Directorate
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16–17 November Expert Meeting on Financing of Commodity-based Trade and Development
Geneva, Switzerland
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29 November - 1 December WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Brazil
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1 December World AIDS Day
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2-3 December Environmental Enforcement and Compliance, high-level conference of the Global Forum on Sustainable Development, organised by the Environment Directorate
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3 December Global Forum on Agriculture, organised by the Directorate for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries
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15-17 December WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Switzerland/Liechtenstein
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