DEVELOPMENT: GENEVA WEEK

WTO organizes “Geneva Weeks” for non-resident delegations

These special week-long events bring together representatives of WTO members who do not have permanent missions in Geneva and therefore cover WTO matters from other European capitals or from their capitals. The purpose is to inform these members and observers about recent developments taking place at the WTO.

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The 33th Geneva Week event took place at the WTO’s headquarters from 05-09 December 2016.

 

The following countries do not have a permanent mission in Geneva (as of November 2014): 16 are WTO members and 2 are WTO observers (in the process of accession):

Antigua and Barbuda; Belize; Dominica; Equatorial Guinea*; Gambia; Grenada; Guyana; Malawi; Papua New Guinea; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe*; Suriname; Tonga; Vanuatu.

*Observers

 

Work with other organizations

The Geneva Week events benefit from seminars organized by the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) and Commonwealth Secretariats as well as the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL).