For a more comprehensive list of events in trade and sustainable development, please refer to ICTSD's web calendar at: http://ictsd.iisd.org/cal/index.htm. If you would like to submit an event, please email email@example.com.
Upcoming : 21 December - 17 January
21-22 December, New Delhi, India: PROJECT REVIEW MEETING ON WTO DOHA ROUND & SOUTH ASIA: LINKING CIVIL SOCIETY WITH TRADE NEGOTIATIONS. Organised jointly by the Consumer Unity and Trust Society's Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment (CUTS- CITEE), Oxfam Novib, and the Netherlands. The meeting addresses a project named the "South Asia Forum for International Trade" (SAFIT-II), which aims to establish the linkages between the civil society organizations (CSOs) and research institutions while and conducting advocacy work with the governments. One of the primary goals of the project is to generate negotiating inputs based on civil society views and generate negotiating inputs and assist the South Asian trade negotiators and policy makers while taking into account the position of and civil society for the successful completion of the Doha Round. The objective of the meeting is to bring together the project associates (project partners, experts and other stakeholders) to review the preparatory phase activities of the project. It will provide an opportunity to the respective partners to present their draft research papers. It will also help in finaliseing the draft research papers and simultaneously ensure the coordinatione and coherence of future activities, taking account of the priorities of the project countries. Internet: http://www.cuts-citee.org/events.htm.
An updated list of forthcoming WTO meetings is posted at: http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/meets.pdf. Please bear in mind that dates and times of WTO meetings are often changed, and that the WTO does not always announce the important informal meetings of the different bodies. Unless otherwise indicated, all WTO meetings are held at the WTO, Centre William Rappard, rue de Lausanne 154, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland, and are open to WTO Members and accredited observers only.
15-17 January: TRADE POLICY REVIEW BODY - CHAD
24-28 January, Davos, Switzerland: WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING 2007: SHAPING THE GLOBAL AGENDA, THE SHIFTING POWER EQUATION. Be it in geopolitics from west to east, or in business from producers to consumers, power is shifting at a tremendous pace, raising questions of how we are to organize and operate in a changing global environment. The This year's World Economic Forum Annual Meetingsummit is a unique opportunity forwill bring together leaders from all walks of life -- business, government, the media, academia, the arts and civil society -- to examine global shifts in power -- in geopolitics from west to east, as well as in business from producers to consumers. They will address questions of how to organise and operate in a changing global environment, and seek to this shift and shape the 2007 global agenda. Internet: http://www.weforum.org/en/index.htm.