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1999 Press Releases

Date Title
07.12.99 "It is vital to maintain and consolidate what has already been achieved."
(Statement by WTO Director-General Mike Moore)
01.12.99 Moore cites role of legislators in WTO
30.11.99 Seattle conference doomed to succeed, says Moore
30.11.99 Chairperson outlines organization of informal working sessions
30.11.99 Director-General's press statement
30.11.99 Joint statement by the heads of the international monetary fund (IMF), the world bank, and the world trade organization (WTO)
29.11.99 The WTO is not a world government and no one has any intention of making it one, Moore tells NGOs
29.11.99 Elements of Cooperation Between the WTO and UNEP
28.11.99 Labour issue is "False debate", obscures underlying consensus, WTO chief Mike Moore tells unions

WTO DG Moore deplores fake WTO websites: They "undermine WTO transparency"

19.11.99 Statement by Ablasse Ouedraogo WTO Deputy Director-General
17.11.99 WTO secretariat releases 1999 annual report
15.11.99 Director-General Moore welcomes US-China deal, but cautions more work remains on China's entry
11.11.99 Statement by Miguel Rodriguez Mendoza, WTO Deputy Director-General

National Conference on the Millennium Round, Rome
Speech by Mike Moore Director-general, World Trade Organization


Norway makes contribution to WTO's Global Trust Fund


WTO DG Moore announces selection of four deputies


Overview of developments in the international trading environment - remarks by the Director-General


Mike Moore opens "Geneva Week"


WTO organizes "Geneva Week" for non-resident delegations


Trade liberalization reinforces the need for environmental cooperation


Challenges for the Global Trading System in the New Millenium - speech delivered by Director-General to the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.


The WTO's twelfth Trade Policy Course opens in Geneva


Moore delivers first speech as Director-General:
"Trade for Development - the way ahead"

13.09.99 Moore announces key appointments for development issues
02.09.99 Moore spells out priorities for Seattle Ministerial Conference
01.09.99 Moore calls for greater efforts to assist poor countries
25.08.99 Director-general designate Mike Moore will visit Hong Kong, China
on 26-27 August 1999
30.07.99 Director-general designate Mike Moore meets ACP Ministers

General Council appoints Moore, Supachai to head WTO for the next 6 years

07.07.99 WTO Symposium to discuss trade prospects and issues facing the Information Technology sector
21.05.99 Estonia to become 135th member of WTO
16.04.99 World trade growth slower in 1998 after unusually strong growth in 1997
19.03.99 Germany donates DM 1 million to WTO technical assistance fund
17.03.99 Sweden hands over SwF 1 million contribution to WTO technical cooperation activities
15.03.99 WTO working party adopts additional recommendations on preshipment inspection
11.03.99 WTO Committee completes review of health-related agreement
almost four years of 'SPS' implementation has clarified trade issues
01.03.99 WTO High-Level Symposia on Trade and Environment and Trade and Development
19.02.99 The New Multilateral Trade Negotiations, the European Union, and its Developing Country Partners: An Agenda for Action
16.02.99 The WTO General Council today noted the consensus on the slate of names of chairpersons for WTO bodies
15.02.99 The WTO's financial services commitments will enter into force as scheduled



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