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SYMPOSIUM: PROGRAMME
“The Doha Development Agenda and Beyond”

Click for Doha Development Agenda gatewayWTO Symposium 
Centre William Rappard (WTO building) 
Geneva, Switzerland, 
29 April to 1 May 2002.

Programme


    

See also:

Text of the Doha Declaration
The Doha Declaration explained
List of subjects
Implementation decision explained


  

Monday 29 April back to top

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Registration of participants

CR Building

10:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Opening Session

CR Room

  • Mike Moore — WTO Director-General   > Speech     > Photo
  • Jeremy Hobbs — Executive Director of Oxfam International   > Paper     > Photo
  • Ernesto Zedillo — Former President of Mexico     > Photo
  • H.E. Sun Zhenyu — WTO Ambassador, People's Republic of China   > Paper     > Photo
  • Bjorn Lomborg — University of Aarhus — author of The Skeptical Environmentalist   >  Presentation    > Photo
  • Professor Jagdish N. Bhagwati — Columbia University, New York, USA     > Photo
  • Tony Juniper — Vice Chairman, Friends of the Earth International   > Paper     > Photo

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
(WTO)

Development Opportunities from Doha   Summary report

CR Room

Moderator: 

Ernesto Zedillo — former President of Mexico     > Photo

Discussants:  - Jeremy Hobbs — Executive Director, OXFAM International     > Photo
Thomas Aquino, Under Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines   > Paper     > Photo
- Peter Eigen — Chairman, Transparency International   > Paper     > Photo

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
(WTO)

Market Access — What is at stake?   Summary report

Room W

Moderator: 

Josι Maria Figueres-Olsen — Managing Director, World Economic Forum     > Photo

Discussants:  - Professor Jagdish Bhagwati — Columbia University     > Photo
- Bijit Bora — Development and Economic Research Division, WTO Secretariat     > Photo
- Christopher Padilla — Eastman Kodak Company   >  Presentation     > Photo
- Noreena Hertz — University of Cambridge — author of The Silent Takeover     > Photo

  

Tuesday 30 April — Morning back to top

10:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Parallel Work Sessions

Work Session
(WTO)

Trade and Environment after DohaSummary report

Room CR I

Moderator: 

Daniel Esty — Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy     > Photo

Discussants:  - Bjorn Lomborg     > Photo
- Tony Juniper     > Photo

Work Session
(WTO)

The WTO: The role of Parliamentarians?   Summary report

Room E

Moderators:  - Dr. Caroline Lucas — Member of the European Parliament     > Photo
- Dr. Lockwood Smith — Member of Parliament, New Zealand
     > Photo
- Mike Moore — Director-General, WTO
     > Photo

Themes:

- Parliamentarians as the accountable representatives of civil society
- The role of parliamentarians in the multilateral trading system-ensuring monitoring and reporting
- Future ratification by parliaments of the results of the Doha Development Agenda — challenges and opportunities

Work Session
(Global Unions)

Globalization and Trade: a Union's View   Summary report

Room D

Moderator: 

Guy Ryder — General Secretary, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions     > Photo

Discussants: 

- Giampi Alhadeff, SOLIDAR      > Photo
- Willie Madisha — Congress of South African Trade Unions
- Mike Waghorne — Public Services International
     > Photo
- Elisabeth Tang — Hong Kong Council of Trade Unions 
     > Photo
- Thea Lee — AFL-CIO
     > Photo

Work Session
(WTO)

New Issues in the Trading System   Summary report

Room W

Moderator: 

Richard Eglin — Trade and Finance Division, WTO Secretariat

Discussants on Trade & Investment: - Prof. V. Balasubramanyam — University of Lancaster     > Photo
- Konrad von Moltke — IISD
     > Photo
Discussants on Trade and Competition: - Prof. Frιdιric Jenny — France     > Photo
- Phil Evans — UK Consumer Association
     > Photo
- David Ongolo — Spellman & Walker, Kenya
     > Photo

  

Tuesday 30 April — Afternoon

3:00 – 5:30 p.m.: Parallel Work Sessions

Work Session
(WTO)

Functioning and Financing of the WTO   Summary report

Room CR I

Moderator: 

Clayton Yeutter — Hogan & Hartson     > Photo

Discussants:  - Arthur Dunkel — former GATT Director-General     > Photo
- H.E. Edwin Laurent — Ambassador, Eastern Caribbean States Mission to the EU
     > Photo
- H.E. Kεre Bryn — Ambassador of Norway in Geneva   > Paper     > Photo

- Stuart Harbinson — Permanent Representative to the WTO, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
     > Photo
- Luis de la Calle — former Under-Secretary, Mexican Ministry of the Economy   > Paper
     > Photo
- Rashid Kaukab — South Centre, Geneva
     > Photo
- H.E. K.M. Chandrasekhar — Ambassador, Permanent Mission of India to the WTO
     > Photo
- H.E. Carlo Trojan — Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the European Commission to the WTO
     > Photo

Work Session
(Coalition of NGOs (1))

Dumping and the WTO — food security implications   Summary report

Room CR II

Moderator:  Celine Charveriat — Oxfam International, Geneva office     > Photo
Discussants:  - Ndiogou Fall — Reseau des Organisations Paysannes et des Producteurs Agricoles de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (ROPPA)
- Sophia Murphy — Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, US
     > Photo
- Caroline Emond — Dairy Farmers of Canada
     > Photo
- Herbert Oberhaensli — Nestle
     > Photo

Work Session
(International Chamber of Commerce — ICC)

Business and the Digital Promise for Development   Summary report

Room W

Moderator: 

Ayesha Hassan — ICC Secretariat   > Paper     > Photo

Discussants:  - Philip Wintrebert — AT&T     > Photo
- Hasan Irfan Khan — ICC Pakistan,
     > Photo
- Claudio Murri — EMEA
     > Photo

Work Session
(Save the Children)

Services Trade and the WTO: Unpacking the new GATS negotiations   Summary report

Room E

Moderator: 

Vice Yu, - Friends of the Earth International     > Photo

Discussants: 

- Syed Habib Ahmed — Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Geneva     > Photo
- John Hilary — Save the Children, UK   > Paper
     > Photo
- Benny Kuruvilla — EQUATIONS, India
     > Photo
- Clare Joy — World Development Movement, UK
     > Photo

4:00-6:00 p.m.
(Global Environmental and Trade Study — GETS)

The WTO, Poverty Alleviation, and the Environment   Summary report

Room D

Moderator: 

Daniel Esty — GETS     > Photo

Discussants: 

- Ruosi Zhang — Chinese Academy of Social Sciences     > Photo
- Monica Araya — Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
     > Photo
- Mireille Perrin — WWF International
     > Photo

 

Wednesday 1 May back to top

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.: Parallel Work Sessions

Work Session
(ICTSD, IISD (2))

An Emerging Southern Agenda on Trade and Environment

Room CRI

Introduction: - David Runnalls — President, IISD     > Photo
- Ricardo Melθndez-Ortiz — Executive Director, ICTSD
Presentation: “Elements of an Emerging Agenda” — Adil Najam — Pakistan Institute for Environment-Development Action Research     > Photo

“The Nature and Prospects of the post-Doha Debate on Trade and Environment in the WTO” — Ambassador K.G. Anthony Hill, ICTSD     > Photo

Discussants: - A. de Aguiar Pariota — Mission of Brazil, Geneva     > Photo
- Martin Loken — Mission of Canada to the UN     > Photo

Work Session
(Consumer Unity & Trust Society)

Trade and Social Development: A Southern Viewpoint   Summary report

Room E

Moderator: 

- Phil Evans     > Photo

Discussants: 

- Muchkund Dubey — former Foreign Secretary of India     > Photo
- Robert Baldwin — University of Wisconsin, US     > Photo
- Beatrice Chaytor — Foundation of International Environmental Law and Development, UK     > Photo
- James Howard — ICFTU, Belgium     > Photo

Work Session
(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

Lessons Learned from Relations Between International Organizations and Civil Society   Summary report

Room W

Moderator: 

- John Audley — Carnegie Endowment for International Peace     > Paper     > Photo

Discussants: 

- Janine Ferretti — North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation     > Photo
- Aimee T. Gonzalez — WWF International     > Photo
- John Garrison — World Bank Group     > Photo

Work Session
(International Trademark Association — INTA)

Doha's impact on TRIPS: Balancing Geographical Indications protection   Summary report

Room CR II

Moderator: 

- Clark Lackert — INTA   >  Presentation     > Photo

Discussants: 

- Anne Richard — Confederation Generale des Producteurs de lait de brebis et des industriels de Roquefort     > Photo
- Hans Bender — Danish Dairy Board     > Photo
- Luis de Javier — Miguel Torres SA     > Photo
- Dominic Keating — US Mission to the WTO, Geneva     > Photo
- Antonio Berenguer — DG Trade, European Commission     > Photo

Work Session
(Focus on the Global South)

Internal Transparency and Decision-making processes at the WTO: Critical Issues and Recommendations   Summary report

Room D

Moderator: 

Rashid Kaukab — South Centre, Geneva     > Photo

Discussants: 

- H.E. Nathan Irumba — Ambassador of Uganda, Geneva
- Aileen Kwa — Focus on the Global South     > Photo
- Sabrina Varma — South Centre     > Photo

 

11:45–1:00 p.m.

Closing session     > Photo

CR I


  

Notes:

1. Action Aid, Institute for Agricultural & Trade Policy, Australian Council for Overseas Aid, CAFOD, German NGO Forum Environment and Development, Oxfam International, Consumers International back to text

2. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development; International Institute for Sustainable Development back to text