Statements from the opening session

The statements below were delivered at the opening session of the Seventh WTO Ministerial Conference on 30 November 2009. They are published “as received” by the Secretariat, in the original language. Official versions and translations will be made available in due course.

   See also:
> Statements by members and observers at the plenary session


Other WTO Ministerials:
> Hong Kong 13–18 Dec 2005
> Cancún 10–14 Sept. 2003
> Doha 9–14 Nov. 2001
> Seattle 30 Nov.–3 Dec. 1999
> Geneva 18 & 20 May 1998
> Singapore 9–13 Dec. 1996

  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Andrés Velasco
    Chair of the Ministerial Conference
    Minister of Finance of Chile
    Text   Audio/Video

  • Statement by Mr. Pascal Lamy
    Director-General of the WTO
    Text   Audio/Video

  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Mario Matus
    Chair of the General Council
    Text   Audio/Video

  • Statement by Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi,
    Secretary-General of UNCTAD on behalf of Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
    Text   Audio/Video

  • Statement by Mr. Francis Gurry
    Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    Text   Audio/Video

  • Statement by Ms. Patricia Francis
    Executive Director of the International Trade Center (ITC)
    Text   Audio/Video