NEWS: 1999 PRESS RELEASES
4 November 1999
makes contribution to WTOs global trust fund
Norwegian Government recently contributed two million Norwegian Kroner (approximately
CHF 400,000) to the WTO Global Trust Fund to be used to benefit least-developed
countries. The Fund was established in July 1999 to receive extra-budgetary donations from
WTO Members to finance technical cooperation activities carried out by the WTO.
welcome Norways generous contribution to the Fund," said WTO Director-General
Mike Moore. "Since the WTO was formed, demand for technical assistance has increased
dramatically. We are doing our best to respond to these demands, on our own and in
cooperation with other international organizations. We need to be able to
plan for a steady increase in technical assistance to meet the new demands that will
undoubtedly result from the WTOs Ministerial Conference in Seattle later this year.