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NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOS):  POSITION PAPERS

NGO position papers received by the WTO Secretariat

In accordance with the Guidelines for Arrangements on Relations With Non-Governmental Organizations (WT/L/162) and as a follow-up to the Director-General's recent initiatives on greater transparency and an enhanced dialogue with NGOs, the list of NGO Position Papers received by the Secretariat is circulated for the information of Members.

Interested delegations that wish to consult these documents in more detail are requested to contact Mrs. Prisca Nicolovici, ext. 5677, in the Information and External Relations Division.

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The list of NGO Position Papers, received and circulated to Members, is available below.NGOs wishing to send Position Papers to the WTO Secretariat may do so to the following address:

Information and External Relations Division
World Trade Organization
Centre William Rappard
154 Rue de Lausanne
1211 Geneva 21
Switzerland

Only Position Papers related to the activities of the WTO will be included in the list. The title of the Position Papers must be provided in all three official WTO languages. Monthly newsletters, brochures, announcements etc. will not be included in the list.

The WTO Secretariat reserves the full right not to include on the list, material which does not fulfil these requirements and to adjust these arrangements at any given time.

In accordance with the Guidelines for Arrangements on Relations With Non-Governmental Organizations (WT/L/162) and as a follow-up to the Director-General's recent initiatives on greater transparency and an enhanced dialogue with NGOs, the list of NGO Position Papers received by the Secretariat is circulated for the information of Members.

 

NGO position papers received during 2014

“Discerning the Forest From the Trees: How Governments Use Ostensibly Private and Voluntary Standards to Avoid WTO Culpability”

Global Trade & Customs Journal (Vol. 2, Issue 9) (Kluwer Law Int’l 2007).

Institute for Trade, Standards and Sustainable Development

More information and articles available here: www.itssd.org

International Road Transport Union (IRU):
Resolution on the WTO Bali Agreement

3 April 2014

 

Calls upon governments to:

  • Ratify the Bali Agreement without any delay;
  • Implement existing UN Trade and Transport Conventions, such as the TIR and Harmonization Conventions, as they are the most efficient way to implement the Bali Agreement

 

 Previous list of papers received

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> Before 2009

NGO contact point
Anoush der Boghossian
NGO Liaison Officer
0041 22 739 50 75
ngo14@wto.org