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Ministerial Declarations and Decisions

The page lists the Ministerial Declarations and Decisions taken since the WTO was founded in 1995.

In general, Ministerial Conferences are the WTO’s highest decision-making body, meeting at least once every two years and providing political direction for the organization.

Ministerial Texts  back to top

Nairobi, 15-19 December 2015  back to top

Ministerial Declaration adopted on 19 December 2015

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Bali, 3-6 December 2013  back to top

Ministerial Declaration adopted on 7 December 2013

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Geneva, 15-17 December 2011  back to top

> Elements for political guidance

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Hong Kong, 13-18 December 2005  back to top

Ministerial Declaration adopted on 18 December 2005

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Cancún, 10-14 September 2003  back to top

Ministerial Declaration , 14 September 2003

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Doha, 9-14 November 2001  back to top

Ministerial Declaration adopted on 14 November 2001
   

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Geneva, 18-20 May 1998  back to top

Ministerial Declaration adopted on 20 May  1998
Declaration on Global Electronic Commerce

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Singapore, 9-13 December 1996  back to top

Ministerial Declaration adopted on 13 December  1996
Ministerial declaration on trade in information technology products

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THE MANDATE

The Ministerial Conference is the topmost body of the WTO under the governance structure set up by the “Agreement Establishing the WTO”.

Basic information on Ministerial Conferences

 

> Summary of the Agreement Establishing the WTO

 

> Download the legal text of the Agreement Establishing the WTO