What You Need to Know About WTO Ministerials

Global Women's Project | Wed, Aug 27, 2003

By Maria Riley, O.P.
"Did You Know That:
  • The World Trade Organization (WTO) was launched in 1995
  • WTO is mandated by its own charter to hold a Ministerial Meeting every two years
  • Ministerial Meetings bring together all the Trade and/or Commerce Ministers from the capitols of the member states
  • Ministerial Meetings are political agenda setting meetings not trade negotiations
  • Ministerial Meetings produce a Ministerial Declaration which sets the direction for WTO work for the next two years

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