Global Women's Project | Mon, Oct 1, 2001
"The setting for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Fourth Ministerial, November 9-13, 2001, is Doha, Qatar, the capital of a small Arab Emirate in the Persian Gulf. It could hardly be more remote from Seattle, the last WTO meeting site, geo-graphically and politically; however, its importance should not be underestimated. Six years after the WTO was founded amidst much fanfare in 1995 and two years beyond the Seattle debacle during the WTO Third Ministerial, this international institution faces a crisis of legitimacy and viability. What are the roots of this crisis?"