Seattle NGO Symposium on
international trade issues in the first decades of the next century
> Cancún 10-14 Sep.
> Doha 10–14 Nov. 2001
> Geneva 18 & 20 May 1998
> Singapore 9–13 Dec. 1996
summaries back to top
> Summary of December 3
> Summary of December 2
> Summary of December 1 meetings
releases and speeches back to top
Press releases and speeches on the ministerial,
issued before and during the meeting
Background material back
> Briefing notes on the
ministerial and the main issues
> Seattle: whats at stake - text of a WTO booklet
(in English only)
> Criticism, yes ...
misinformation, no! Incorrect information about the WTO currently
on a number of websites.
to the WTO General Council in preparation for the Seattle Ministerial
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447 proposals —
August 1998 to July 1999
355 proposals —
August 1999 to November 1999
Summary of proposals
informal note compiled by the WTO Secretariat. Download
in MS Word format
(224 pages, 1.31MB). To find specific proposals
mentioned in this document, search the online documents database
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Statements back to top
In this section you can download
or view on-line ministers statements
to the conference
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Ministerial documents are available in the
online documents database.
right on how to search and download these documents.
- WT/GC/W/ with the title reference *PREPARATIONS FOR THE 1999 MINISTERIAL
CONFERENCE* — preparatory documents
- WT/MIN(99)/ Ministerial Conference Seattle
— general documents
- WT/MIN(99)/INF/ Ministerial Conference Seattle
— background information on
- WT/MIN(99)/SR/ Ministerial Conference Seattle
— summary records
- WT/MIN(99)/ST/ Ministerial Conference Seattle
- WT/MIN(99)/W/ Ministerial Conference Seattle
— working documents
to downloading files.
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