Events on development
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- 100th Session of the Committee on Trade and Development 24 November 2016
- Promoting Connectivity — Exploring the Services Dimension 17 October 2016
- Workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals, Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Aid-for-Trade Initiative 28 October 2015
- Twenty years of supporting the integration of least developed countries into the multilateral trading system 12 October 2015
- Workshop on Aid for Trade and Infrastructure: Bridging the Financing Gap, 16 February 2015
- Geneva Week XXIX 8 to 12 December 2014
- Workshop on Trade and Transfer of Technology 16 June
- Geneva Week XXVIII 5-9 May
- Geneva Week XXVII 11-15 November
- Workshop on the effects of non-tariff measures (NTMs) on the exports of small economies, 23 Octobre
- Geneva Week XXVI, 29 April - 3 May
- Workshop on E-Commerce, Development and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), 8-9 April
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- Geneva Week XXIII,
- Building a strong and sustainable trading future for LDCs: market entry and capacity building, 9 May, Istanbul, Turkey
Panel discussion, jointly organized by the WTO and the Executive Secretariat of the Enhanced Integrated Framework
- Geneva Week XXII, 2-6 May
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- Geneva Week XI, 14-18 November
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- Geneva Week VII, 10-14 November
- National Trade Policy Seminar
(Cambodia), 27-29 October
Sixth Geneva Week concentrates on DDA negotiations.
- Seminar on a programme on trade-training capacity building, 20 March
- Week V,
The fifth information week for non-resident WTO members.
agencies meet on trade assistance for Africa
The WTO, UNCTAD and the International Trade Centre, on 11 to 13 September 2002, discussed the progress of the Joint Integrated Technical Assistance Programme (JITAP) for eight African representatives from the donor governments attended the meeting. News item
- Transition economy members can enjoy prosperity and peace, Moore
tells ministers, 11 June 2002
WTO membership and trade liberalization foster prosperity, stability Conference for Central and South East Europe in Zagreb, 11 June 2002.
> Press release > Mr. Moore's speech
- WTO organizes first WTO ministerial trade conference for Central
Asia and Caucasus, 21 May 2002
Central Asian and Caucasus countries face challenges and opportunities in integrating into the multilateral trading system. This is the focus of discussions at a ministerial-level trade conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, 21 and 22 May 2002.
> Press release > Mr. Moore's speech
> Final report (in Word format)
The fourth information week for non-resident WTO members.
on electronic commerce, 22 April
Seminar on revenue implications of e-commerce.
Conference on financing for development, Monterrey, Mexico, 18-22
A Conference held in conformity with UN General Assembly resolutions to examine possibilities for financing development in developing and least-developed countries. Participants included Heads of governments, and representatives from international organizations, NGOs and the business society.
Conference, 11 March
A Conference aimed at securing funds to enhance technical assistance and capacity-building to help developing countries participate more actively in the Doha Development Agenda.
- Week III,
The third information week for non-resident WTO members.
on electronic commerce, 14 June
Held under the auspices of the Committee on Trade and Development.
on technology, trade and development, 14 February
Held at the WTO in Geneva. Part of the work programme of the Committee on Trade and Development.
on the policy-relevance of mainstreaming trade into country
development strategies – perspective of the Least-Developed
Countries, 29-30 January
Organized within the Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance to Least-Developed Countries by the IMF, ITC, UNCTAD, UNDP, World Bank and WTO in Geneva.
- Meeting of African trade ministers in Libreville (opens in new window), 13-15 November
More than 50 African trade ministers met to discuss how the continent could participate more fully and maximize benefits in the WTO. Organized by the Government of Gabon in collaboration with the WTO Secretariat.
Week II, 21–27 October
on small economies,
A seminar on problems specific to small economies held under the auspices of the Committee on Trade and Development. A number of such economies have been seeking special recognition for problems related to vulnerability
- Seminar on implementation, 26 June
A seminar on implementation of Uruguay Round Agreements held under the auspices of the Committee on Trade and Development. Members exchanged views on their experience with implementation of various WTO Agreements.
> Summary report,see Annex I (download the summary report in MS Word format, 51 pages, 264KB)
on special and differential treatment for developing countries,
Organized by the WTO to explore different facets of special and differential treatment, outside of a negotiating context.
The first information week for non-resident WTO members.
WTO-World Bank Conference on Developing Countries and the Millenium
Round (opens in new window), 20-21 September
A joint WTO-World Bank conference focused on issues in the built-in agenda (agriculture, services and aspects of TRIPS), issues of implementation of the WTO Agreements, and other aspects of the WTO work programme.
- High Level Symposium on Trade and
A high level symposium on trade and development to which were invited government delegates, academics and non-government organizations.
- Seminar on Electronic Commerce and Development, 19 February
specifically on two themes: “Potential of electronic commerce for businesses in developing countries” and “Infrastructure and regulatory issues at the government level”.
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> Summary report (Download in MS Word format, 23 pages, 119KB)
High Level Meeting on Least-Developed Countries, 27-28 October
A High-Level Meeting of six inter-governmental agencies, trade ministers from 38 least-developed countries (LDCs) and delegates from other WTO and UNCTAD member governments endorsed a trade assistance programme designed to help LDCs increase their ability to trade.