the Non-Resident Newsletter seeks to respond to the special challenges faced by Members without representation in Geneva, in terms of their participation in the work of the WTO. The newsletter includes: reports on WTO meetings; trade news from other organizations involved in the multilateral trading system such as UNCTAD, ITC, IMF and the World Bank; summaries of economic seminars held at the WTO; information on selected documents distributed at the WTO of greatest importance to non-resident Members; recent trade publications produced; table on the latest trade facts and figures; schedule of tentative WTO meetings; and programme of non-WTO events related to the multilateral trading system.
The newsletter is sent to the capitals of Non-Resident Members and to their missions in London and Brussels. It is also distributed to specific academics and international organizations affiliated with the WTO work programme.
ad hoc assistance; such assistance is provided to visiting delegations, for whom specialized programmes, lectures, briefing sessions are designed and meetings organized;