Events calendar 2006

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.


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

Events calendar 2005
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.


16-18 January WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Malaysia
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19-23 January World Social Forum
Bamako, Mali
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24-29 January World Social Forum
Caracas, Venezuela
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25-29 January World Economic Forum: Mastering Our Future
Davos, Switzerland
  
26-27 January WIPO High-Level Forum on Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy
Tokyo, Japan
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30-31 January

Digital Content: Digital Content Creation, Distribution and Access, conference organised by the OECD.
Rome, Italy
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1-3 February WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Israel
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6-10 February Commission on Trade in Goods and Services and Commodities, 10th session
Geneva
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8-9 February Global Forum on Competition, organised by the OECD.
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8-9 February WTO General Council
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14-16 February WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Angola
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21 February Online chat with WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy
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27 February - 1 March WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Djibouti
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6-9 March Clean Energy for Development
World Bank, Washington
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7-10 March International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development
Porto Alegre, Brazil
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8 March The Future of the Internet, workshop organised by the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (OECD)
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16-17 March China and India: What's in it for Africa? workshop organised by the OECD Development Centre
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16-22 March World Water Forum, with OECD participation.
Mexico City, Mexico
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22 March Knowledge Intensive Service Activities (KISA), conference organised by the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry and the Australian government (OECD).
Sydney, Australia.
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22-24 March WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — United States
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13-31 March Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Revised Trademark Law Treaty (TLT)
WIPO, Singapore
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19-21 April WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — China
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22-23 April

2006 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group
Washington, D.C.
  

24-25 April

Policy Coherence for Development in Fisheries, workshop organised by the Directorate for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries (OECD).
  

24-26 April WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — United Arab Emirates
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3-4 May Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuation, conference organised by the World Customs Organisation and the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.
Brussels, Belgium
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15-16 May WTO General Council
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16-17 May Global Forum on Agriculture, with a focus on the constraints to development of sub-Saharan agriculture, organised by the Directorate for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries (OECD).
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17-18 May Basic Scientific Research for Meeting Future Energy Needs, conference organised by the OECD Global Science Forum. Agence nationale de la recherche
Paris
  
17-19 May WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Uruguay
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22-24 May OECD Forum — Balancing Globalisation
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OECD Council at Ministerial Level
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29-30 May Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE)
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7-9 June WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Iceland
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20-22 June WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Chinese Taipei
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26 June - 7 July WIPO-WTO colloquium for teachers of intellectual property
Geneva
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28 June - 1 July 2006 modalities meetings
Geneva
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3-5 July WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Togo
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11-12 July Annual Latin American Competition Forum, organised by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs.
San Salvador, El Salvador
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19-20 July

UNCTAD/Philips Joint Regional Conference on New and Dynamic Sectors of World Trade. Can Southern African countries play a role in electrical and electronic sector?
Pretoria, South Africa
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20 July Launch of the UNCTAD Least Developed Countries Report 2006
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24-26 July WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Nicaragua
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24-28 July JITAP High-level Workshop of the Inter-Institutional Committees on the Doha Negotiations
Geneva, Switzerland
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27-28 July WTO General Council
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31 July – 1 August Dissemination of the UNCTAD/IDRC publication on Competition Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements: How to ensure development gains
Istanbul, Turkey
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13-18 August

XVI International AIDS Conference
Toronto, Canada
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14-25 August Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Poverty Reduction, Reproductive Health and Health Sector Reform
Bangkok, Thailand
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21-25 August WIPO International Seminar on the Strategic Use of Intellectual Property for Economic and Social Development
Bogotá, Colombia
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24-25 August WIPO National Seminar on Intellectual Property for Journalists
Dead Sea, Israel
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31 August Launch of the Trade and Development Report, 2006
Geneva, Switzerland
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27 August - 1 September International Disaster Reduction Conference
Davos
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11-13 September Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
Geneva, Switzerland
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11-13 September OECD International Trade Statistics Expert Meeting
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11-15 September UNCTAD-WTO-ITC Workshop on Tools and Methods for Trade and Trade Policy Analysis
Geneva, Switzerland
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13-14 September Annual meeting of Sustainable Development Experts, organised by the OECD
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13-15 September WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Bangladesh
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14-15 September International Migration and Development, high level dialogue organised by the United Nations General Assembly, with participation of OECD
New York, USA
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18 September Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda
Geneva, Switzerland
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19-20 September 2006 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group
Singapore
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21 September Launch of Report on Economic Development in Africa
Geneva, Switzerland
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25-26 September WTO Public Forum: “What WTO in the XXI century?”
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25 September - 3 October Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO
Geneva, Switzerland
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25 September - 3 October WIPO General Assembly
Geneva, Switzerland
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27-28 September OECD regional forum: Maximising the Developmental Benefits of Trade Facilitation
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27-29 September WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Congo
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9-11 October WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Kyrgyz Republic
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10-11 October WTO General Council
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16 October Launch of World Investment Report 2006
Geneva, Switzerland
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16-18 October Expert Meeting on ICT Solutions to Facilitate Trade at Border Crossings and Ports
Geneva, Switzerland
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18 October Online chat with WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy
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25-27 October Benefiting from Globalisation, symposium on transport economics and policy
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25-27 October WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
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6-7 November OECD Policy Dialogue with non-Members on Aid for Trade: from Policy to Practice
Doha, Qatar
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11-15 November Energy Future in an Interdependent World, 20th World Energy Congress, organised by the World Energy Council
Rome, Italy
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20-21 November OECD Global Forum on Agriculture
 
  
22-24 November WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Colombia
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29 November - 1 December Expert Meeting on the Participation of Developing Countries in New Dynamic Sectors of World Trade: Review of the Energy Sector
Geneva, Switzerland
  
6-7 December First OECD Forum on African Debt Management and Bond Markets
  
13 December “Quelle agriculture pour l'Europe ?”(only in french)
 OECD — Paris, France
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13-15 December WTO: Trade Policy Review Body — Hong Kong, China
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14-15 December WTO General Council
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18 December Online chat with WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy
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