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This document has been prepared under the Secretariat’s own responsibility and is without prejudice to the positions of Members or to their rights or obligations under the WTO.
The Proposed Agenda can be found in document WT/GC/W/673 and contains the following items:
The Director-General will report, in his capacity as Chairman of the TNC, on activities in this area since the last TNC report to the Council.
2. Work Programme on Small Economies — Report by the Chair of the Dedicated Session of the Committee on Trade and Development
Under this standing Item, the Chairperson of the Dedicated Session of the CTD will report on the progress of work in the Work Programme on Small Economies.
3. Ninth Session of the Ministerial Conference
Under this agenda item, the General Council will consider a number of matters for MC9, namely:
(a)Attendance of Observers from International Intergovernmental Organizations
(i) Request from the League of Arab States
(b) Request for Observer Status by Palestine to the Ninth Session of the Ministerial Conference (WT/L/884)
(c) Statement by the Chairman
4. Improving the Guidelines for Granting Intergovernmental Organizations Permanent Observer Status in the WTO – Statement by the Chairman
Under this Agenda Item, the Chairman will update the Council on his consultations on this matter.
5. International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO — Report of the Joint Advisory Group on its Forty-Seventh Session (ITC/AG(XLVII)/251)
Following a report on the CTD's consideration and action on this matter, the Council is expected to adopt the Joint Advisory Group report.