DEVELOPMENT: GENEVA WEEK II
21 October 2000
WTO organizes a second Geneva Week for non-resident delegations
21-27 October 2000
The Secretariat organized a second information week on 21-27 October 2000 for the 37 WTO members and observers without permanent representation at headquarters. Director-General Mike Moore said it is a way of increasing participation and transparency for the smaller members.
> Website of the Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance to Least-Developed Countries
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Seminar on Small Economies
The Geneva Week began on Saturday 21 October with a Seminar on Small Economies. The objective of the seminar was to explore issues related to the problems of small economies and possible linkages to WTO provisions. Participation was open to WTO Members and Observers and Inter-Governmental Organizations with observer status in the WTO Committee on Trade and Development.
Background material on small economies
Small economies: the current status of events in the WTO
Background paper for small states' forum, Prague, 25 September 2000.
- Small States : Meeting Challenges in the Global Economy by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the World Bank Joint Task Force on Small States
- Developing a vulnerability index for SIDS by the United Nations
- Statement of Dr. Richard L. Bernal, Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere House Committee on International Relations, May 17, 2000