Civil society at the Bali Ministerial Conference
Some 346 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 66 countries were accredited for the Bali Ministerial Conference, making a total of 694 participants. NGO-organized activities and briefing sessions for NGOs took place at the NGO Centre located in the Nusa Dua Conference Centre. NGO-organized side events also took place at other venues near the Conference Centre.
The NGO Centre, located in the Bali Nusa Dua Conference Centre (phase 2), offered briefing and meeting rooms, and a working area equipped with WiFi. The WTO's External Relations team was located in the NGO Centre.
- 2 December from 2pm to 8pm
- 3 to 5 December from 8am to 10pm
- 6 December until 8pm
NGO activities programme
At the NGO Centre
NGO-organized side events were held in the NGO Centre.
Other NGO-organized activities
NGO-organized side-events also took place at other venues near the Conference Centre.
Briefing sessions for NGOs took place at the end of each day of the Conference.
Position papers from NGOs
Position papers provided by NGOs for the Ministerial Conference:
- Pirate Parties International: inclusion of provisions for public Licences into the TRIPS Agreement
- International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC): Protest letter to the ITA negotiating Parties
- The need of an Hour! Agrarian products need same level of protection. (Additional protection of Geographical Indication to be extended to agricultural products other than wine and spirit.)
- Dr Ashwani Mahajan from the Swadeshi Jagran Foundation wished to submit the following memorandum on behalf of people of India
- Joint position on the need for States to ratify the Montreal Convention 1999 (MC99) to promote trade facilitation
- Position paper for the WTOs 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, December 2-6, 2013, The Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development (ForUM)
Some 346 NGOs from 66 countries were accredited for the Bali Ministerial Conference, making a total of 694 participants.