release on the decision
“I'm very pleased the General Council has today approved the list of
chairpersons to head WTO bodies. This is another hurdle cleared in our
efforts to meet the mandate and tight deadlines set for us by
Ministers in Doha.
outstanding work of the General Council Chairman Stuart Harbinson in
brokering the agreements on the list of Chairpersons, means that the
post-Doha momentum continues in the WTO.
three short months, our member governments have agreed on a
substantial budget increase, a venue for the next Ministerial
Conference (Mexico), the structure for the Doha Development Agenda
negotiations and now the roster of chairpersons to lead those
am grateful to everyone involved in this process of agreeing on these
important elements of our work.”