Events calendar 2005

This page lists WTO and non-WTO events related to the multilateral trading system. Links to non-WTO websites open in a new window and the WTO takes no responsibility for their content. The list is restricted to those events which are organized by intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) which have been granted observer status to the General Council of the WTO (see List).

WTO members occasionally organize meetings of selected countries at the ministerial level to discuss WTO matters. These are not official WTO events and are not listed on this page.


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> WTO meetings this week
> Tentative schedule of meetings for the rest of the year (pdf format, 13KB)

Events calendar 2004
Events calendar 2003

 

Participation in many of the WTO seminars and symposia is limited to representatives of WTO member governments, but the discussion papers and presentations are often made available afterwards, at the discretion of the speakers. Links will be added to this page if papers are made available.


13-14 January Development Effectiveness in Fragile States: The Road to Implementation, senior level forum organised by the Development Assistance Committee, the European Commission, UNDP and the World Bank, and hosted by the UK Department for InternationAl Development
London, United Kingdom
  
17-19 January WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Jamaica
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17-19 January UNCTAD Expert Meeting on Trade and Development aspects of professional services and regulatory frameworks
Geneva, Switzerland
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21 January OECD The Impact of China on Latin American Emerging Markets
Seminar organised by the Development Centre
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24-26 January UNCTAD Expert Meeting on the Impact of FDI on Development
Geneva, Switzerland
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25-27 January WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Japan
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26-30 January World Economic Forum annual meeting
Davos, Switzerland
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Discussion: Is the WTO's Tenth Birthday Worth Celebrating?
 
28 January OECD The Development Dimensions of African Cotton
A contribution to the follow-up of the WTO African Regional Workshop on Cotton held in Cotonou March 2004, briefing organised by the Development Assistance Committee.
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9-11 February WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Sierra Leone
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21-23 February WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Qatar
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14–18 March UNCTAD Commission on Trade, 9th session
Geneva, Switzerland
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15-16 March Value Added Tax (VAT) conference organised by the International Tax Dialogue and the Italian government, with participation of the OECD.
Rome, Italy.
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15-17 March WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Mongolia
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20–21 March OECD China in the World Economy: China Development Forum 2005
Beijing, China
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7 April World Health Day: “Make every mother and child count”
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10-12 April Annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Inter-American Investment Corporation.
Okinawa, Japan.
 
16-17 April Spring Meeting 2005 of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund
Washington, D.C.
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20–22 April WTO Public Symposium
“WTO after 10 years: Global Problems and Multilateral Solutions”
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27-29 April WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Paraguay
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28-29 April Symposium on Cross-Border Supply of Services — 28-29 April 2005
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3-4 May OECD Council meets at Ministerial Level
  
11-13 May WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Nigeria
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16-27 May Twenty-Second Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies
Bonn, Germany
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17 May World Telecommunication Day
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25-26 May Investment for African Development: Making it Happen, roundtable organised by NEPAD and OECD.
Entebbe, Uganda.
  
1 June World Bank Youth Seminar, Working for a World Free of Poverty
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2 June High-level meeting to review the progress achieved in realizing the commitments set out in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS
New York
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1-5 June World Environment Day
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6 June Fifth International Forum on African Perspectives at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance
Paris, France
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9-11 June 3rd Forum of Civil Society Organizations
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12 June World Day Against Child Labour
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14-15 June High-level meeting of the OECD's Committee for Agriculture.
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15 June E-Government Experience in the US and Canada: Is it Relevant to Developing Countries?
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15-17 June WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Ecuador
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16-17 June OECD Workshop on Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Private Investments
Helsinki, Finland
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27 June - 8 July WIPO-WTO colloquium for teachers of intellectual property law
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28-29 June 2005 OECD Global Forum on Trade: Special and Differential Treatment — Thinking Outside the Box
With the support of the World Bank and the University of the West Indies Bridgetown, Barbados
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July UNCTAD, Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy
Geneva
  
4-15 July United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, thirty-eighth session
Vienna
  
5-7 July WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — The Philippines
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6-8 July G8 Summit
Gleneagles, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14-15 July Services, Trade and Structural Adjustment, OECD Tokyo Forum organised by the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, and the Japanese government
Tokyo, Japan
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26-28 July WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Egypt
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September Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit: Report of the Secretary-General on the modalities, format and organization of the high-level plenary meeting of the 60th session of the General Assembly
New York
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5-7 September Expert Meeting on Non-tariff Barriers
Geneva
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8 September IMF Center Economic Forum — IMF Conditionality: Good, Bad, or Ugly?
Washington, D.C.
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14-16 September High-level plenary meeting of the United Nations to review progress in fulfillment of commitments contained in the UN Millennium Development Goals.
New York City, U.S.A
  
14-16 September WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Trinidad and Tobago
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21 September International Day of Peace
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21-23 September Expert Meeting on Trade Facilitation as an Engine for Development
Geneva
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22-23 September Global Forum on Tax Treaties and Transfer Pricing, organised by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
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24-25 September 2005 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund
Washington, D.C.
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3-14 October UNCTAD, Trade and Development Board, fifty-second session
Geneva
  
5-7 October WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Tunisia
> First press release
Second press release
  
5-8 October ITC Executive Forum: Export of Services: Hype or High Potential? Implications for Strategy Makers
Montreux, Switzerland
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10-12 October World Knowledge Forum 2005
Seoul, Korea
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11-12 October Trade and Sustainable Development, World Trade Organisation symposium as part of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board meeting, with participation of the OECD
Geneva, Switzerland
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12-14 October WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Republic of Guinea
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17 October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
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18-19 October OECD Global Forum on Trade — Negotiating on Trade Facilitation: Implications for Developing Countries, organised by the Trade Directorate
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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19-20 October WTO General Council
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24-26 October Agriculture and Trade symposium organised by the OECD and the Asian Development Bank
Manila, Philippines
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2-3 November WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Bolivia
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11 November WTO General Council
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14-18 November Fifth United Nations Conference to Review All Aspect of the Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices
Antalia (Turkey)
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16-18 November WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Djibouti
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16-18 November The World Summit on the Information Society — Second phase
Tunis, Tunisia
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18 November World Bank: Presentation of the Global Economic Prospects (GEP 2006)
Berlin
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21-23 November Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting, twenty-second session
  
28-30 November WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Romania
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28 November - 9 December United Nations Climate Change Conference
Montreal, Quebec
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1 December World Aids Day
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1-2 December WTO General Council
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1-2 December Call for Papers: “Health Financing in Developing Countries”
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8 December World Bank: International Symposium on Economic Integration in Asia and India: What is the Best Way of Regional Cooperation?
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13-18 December The Sixth WTO Ministerial Conference
Hong Kong, China
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WTO 10th Anniversary
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