from NGOs to be registered will be accepted on the basis of Article V,
paragraph 2 of the WTO Agreement, i.e. such NGOs "concerned with matters related
to those of the WTO".
When addressing their request
for registration to attend the Seattle Ministerial Conference, NGOs have to supply in
detail all the necessary information showing how they are concerned with matters
related to those of the WTO.
speed up the process for those NGOs who have been duly registered for and attended one of
the following meetings: previous Ministerial Conferences (Singapore '96, Geneva '98) or
the Symposia organized by the Secretariat in March 1999, their requests can be accompanied
only by a shorter presentation of their activities and how they relate to those of the
WTO. The reference of the meeting for which they have been granted registration and
attended has to be mentioned.
for registration accompanied by the presentation of the NGO activities have to be sent
by mail before 16 August 1999 to:
Centre William Rappard
154 rue de Lausanne
1211 Geneva 21
note that all registration forms are numbered and cannot be copied. They should be returned
by mail with all the information requested and recent passport size photos
attached to the External Relations Division as soon as possible and in any case not
later than 15 September 1999. Incomplete requests will not be accepted.
of registration will be sent to NGOs as from 1 October 1999 after the list
of NGOs having requested registration has been circulated to WTO Members.
confirmation of registration, badges will be made available in Seattle for entrance to the
Plenary Sessions, entrance to the NGO Conference Centre, where facilities will be provided
to all registered NGOs and participation in social events.