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WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy and the Iceland Ambassador Kristinn F. Arnason signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the contribution
on 1 November 2005.
“I am extremely grateful to Iceland for contributing again for several
years,” said WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy.
Iceland is one of the very few donors who pledges its contribution over
several years, giving much needed predictability to the WTO resources
for technical assistance and training. This contribution is not
earmarked and will be used to finance activities contained in the WTO
Annual Technical Assistance Plans targeted at the needs of
The Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund (DDAGTF) finances
activities which aim to enhance developing countries’ participation in
the WTO negotiations. Iceland contributed CHF 15,000 to the DDAGTF for
each of the years from 2002 to 2004.