DEVELOPMENT: GENEVA WEEK

26th Geneva Week

29 April to 3 May 2013


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The 26th Geneva Week for WTO Non-Resident Members and Observers will be held at the WTO from 29 April to 3 May 2013. Geneva Week participants will be able to participate in discussions regarding the groundwork for the Bali Ministerial Conference on the topics of Trade Facilitation, Agriculture, Special and Differential Treatment and LDC issues.  Participants will be able to interact with the Director-General and Chairman of the General Council at the opening session of the event. The programme also includes specialized briefings on the Agreement on Customs Valuation, promoting access to medical technologies and innovation with WIPO and WHO, the Information Technology Agreement, integrating into value chains and the importance of services for value chains. Other sessions include updates on the preparations for the 4th Global Review of Aid for Trade, the implementation of the WTO's Technical Assistance Plan and the DSU negotiations. During the 26th Geneva Week participants will also attend briefings organized by the LDC and SVE Group coordinators and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Programme