Argentina will be the first South American country to host the biennial event. WTO members accepted Argentina’s offer to host MC11 at a General Council meeting on 3 October.

The Ministerial Conference, which is attended by trade ministers and other senior officials from the organization’s 164 members, is the highest decision-making body of the WTO. Under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the WTO, the Ministerial Conference is to meet at least once every two years. 

The last Ministerial Conference took place in Nairobi, Kenya, in December 2015.

Information on accreditation and other arrangements for MC11 will be made available on the WTO website in due course.

More information on the WTO’s Ministerial Conferences is available here.

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