Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference

The Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) will take place from 8 to 11 June 2020 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. It will be chaired by Bakhyt Sultanov, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Trade and Integration.

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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.

Civil society at MC12

The official NGO Centre at the 12th Ministerial Conference, to be held from 8 to 11 June, is located in the Hilton Astana at Sauran Street 46, Nur-Sultan. Its facilities are only available to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are accredited to the Ministerial Conference.

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Information for the media

Practical information for journalists attending the Conference is provided here. This includes accreditation procedures.


Note to delegations - Visa requirements for diplomatic, official and regular passports



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