MINISTERIAL CONFERENCES

Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference

WTO members have agreed that the organization’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) will take place from 10 to 13 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Conference will be chaired by Minister Susana Malcorra of Argentina.

Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference

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News

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Host country

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 2016.

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Logistical information  

Information on Visa Requirements for Diplomatic, Official and Service Passports, Laissez Passers and Regular Passports
Information on visa requirements for regular passports
Information on means of payment, foreign currency exchanges and bank services
Health Information
Note to delegations: Visa requirements for diplomatic, official and service passports — Revision
Note to delegations: Visa requirements for diplomatic, official and service passports
Dates of the Eleventh session of the Ministerial Conference

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Accreditation

  • Accreditation for NGOs
  • Accreditation for media

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

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Ministerial conferences

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.

NGOs

Reminder: Registration closes 24 September 2017