Mike Moore's speeches
Renato Ruggiero's speeches,
The design is
adapted from the logo originally commissioned by the Government of Singapore for the WTO's
first Ministerial Conference which was hosted by Singapore in December 1996. In April
1997, the WTO General Council accepted Singapore's offer to transfer to the WTO the logo
and its copyright.
The original logo was created
by Su Yeang Design, a Singapore-based graphic arts company, and selected from over 200
entries in a competition held by the Government of Singapore. "A hint of the globe is
suggested by the six graphic arcs symbolizing world trade with member nations meeting to
forge strategic alliances," according to Ms Su Yeang. "Dynamism and optimism
prevail as the swirls integrate, encapsulating WTO's united spirit of promoting fair and
Note to Editors:
ceremony will take place at 11.30 am in the reception area of the WTO. Ambassador Celso
Lafer of Brazil, Chairman of the WTO General Council, Ambassador Chak Mun See of Singapore
and Ms Su Yeang will be present for the unveiling.
of the media, including photographers and TV crews, are invited to attend. After the
unveiling ceremony, the media will have a brief opportunity to meet Mr. Ruggiero and his
press officers to discuss any WTO issue.
Identity Manual has been produced to illustrate how the different adaptations of the logo
should be utilized. Copies of the Manual and electronic versions of the logo are available
upon request. Contact Publications for more information (tel: 41 22 739 5439; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).