The Steering Committee is composed of around 30 representatives from various
member parliaments of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the European Parliament and other
international organizations. It is supported
by the Secretariats of the IPU and the European Parliament. The WTO
(Information and External Relations Division) observes Steering Committee
meetings at the Committee's invitation and provides up-to-date information
on developments in the Doha Round of negotiations.
The Director-General, senior staff of the WTO, the Chair of the WTO General
Council and Geneva-based ambassadors are often invited to the Steering
Committee meetings to brief legislators on the latest developments in the
Doha Development Agenda.
Director-General speeches at Steering Committee meetings
opening address to the Steering Committee meeting on 22 June 2006
address to the Steering Committee at IPU Headquarters on 22 - 23 September