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3rd WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

29 November 1999
Seattle symposium on international trade issues in the first decades of the next century

Programme
 

OPENING, FOLLOWED BY SESSION ON "TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS FOR THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS"
 

Opening statements by

Mr. Mike Moore, Director-General, WTO

H.E. Mrs. Charlene Barshefsky - US Trade Representative 
 

General introduction

H.E. Mr. Pascal Lamy - EC Commissioner for Trade 
 

Remarks by the Chair

H.E. Mr. Alec Erwin - South Africa, Minister for Trade and Industry 
 

Keynote address on Trade and Development Prospects

 H.E. Ms Clare Short - Secretary of State for International Development, UK 
 

Speakers

Dr. Mari Pangestu - Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia

Professor Jagdish Bhagwati - Columbia University, US

Mr. Vwelinzima Vavi - African Trade Union

Mr. Julian Edwards - Director General, Consumers International


Main discussion items:

ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN POVERTY ELIMINATION EFFECTS OF GLOBALIZATION ON DEVELOPING COUNTRY ECONOMIES INTEGRATION OF LDCs INTO THE MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM
 

Discussion from the floor
 

Summing up by the Chair
 

Lunch break
 

SESSION ON "EVOLVING PUBLIC CONCERNS AND THE MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM"
 

Remarks by the Chair

Mr. Mark van Putten - President, National Wildlife Federation
 

Speakers

Professor Yash Tandon - Director, Southern & Eastern African Trade, Information & Negotiations Initiative (SEATINI), Zimbabwe 

Dr. Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla - Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

Dr. Luis de la Calle - Under Secretary for International Trade Negotiations, Mexico   

Dr. Claude Martin - Director General, WWF International  

H.E. Mr. Yoshiji Nogami - Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan  

Mr. Lewis E. Platt - Chairman, Hewlett Packard Company and Member of President's Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations

 
Main discussion items:

PUBLIC CONCERNS TOWARDS 2020 TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TRADE AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS 
 

Summing up by the Chair

CLOSING SESSION

H.E. Mr. Ali Said Mchumo - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania, and Chairman of the General Council of the WTO 

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