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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.

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Ministerial Texts 

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Buenos Aires, 10-13 December 2017

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Nairobi, 15-19 December 2015 

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Bali, 3-6 December 2013 

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Geneva, 15-17 December 2011 

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Hong Kong, 13-18 December 2005 

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Cancún, 10-14 September 2003 

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Doha, 9-14 November 2001 

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Geneva, 18-20 May 1998 

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Singapore, 9-13 December 1996 

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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”.