WTO organizes “Geneva Weeks” for non-resident delegations

These special week-long events bring together representatives of WTO member countries 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 member countries and observers about recent developments taking place at the WTO.

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The 29th Geneva Week event will take place at the WTO’s headquarters from 8 to 12 December 2014.


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.


Work with other organizations

The Geneva Week events benefit from regular contributions in the form of seminars organized by the ACP and Commonwealth Secretariats as well as the ACWL.