Events

12 December 2002

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 events@ictsd.ch.

Coming Up This Week: 11-18 December 2002

9-17 December, Geneva, Switzerland: FOURTH SESSION OF THE WIPO INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND GENETIC RESOURCES, TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND FOLKLORE. For further information on this conference, contact WIPO; tel: +41-22-338-9111 or email: WIPO.mail@wipo.int.

9-13 December, Geneva, Switzerland: SIXTH MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE TO THE PARTIES TO THE BASEL CONVENTION. The COP will provide an opportunity for sharing ideas and building partnerships between governments and organisations focused on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal. During meetings, provisions and annexes will be made to the Basel Convention concerning the monitoring and movement of hazardous wastes. For further information, visit http://www.basel.int.

12 December, Brussels, Belgium: EU PUBLIC MEETING. The European Commission is hosting a public meeting to discuss the Mid-Term reports for the current Sustainability Impact Assessment studies of proposed WTO Negotiations (Sector Studies for Market Access, Environmental Services and Competition; and Preliminary Overview of Potential Impacts of the Doha Agenda). To register for this meeting, contact Ms. Kacimi via email at: fatiha.kacimi@cec.eu.int.

WTO Events

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.

10-13, possibly 20 December, Geneva, Switzerland: WTO GENERAL COUNCIL.

12-13 December, Geneva, Switzerland: WTO TEXTILES MONITORING BODY.

13, 16 & 19 December, Geneva, Switzerland: WTO COMMITTEE ON SUBSIDIES AND COUNTERVAILING MEASURES.

16-18 December, Geneva, Switzerland: WTO SPECIAL SESSION OF THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BODY.

17 December, Geneva, Switzerland: WTO WORKING GROUP ON TRADE, DEBT AND FINANCE.

19 December, Geneva, Switzerland: WTO DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BODY.

WTO 2003 Events

The following events are provisional as the WTO is still finalising its events calendar for 2003.

15-17 January, Geneva, Switzerland: WTO GENERAL COUNCIL.

23 January, Geneva, Switzerland: WTO COUNCIL FOR TRADE IN GOODS.

23 & 24 January, Geneva, Switzerland: WTO SPECIAL SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE.

24 January, Geneva, Switzerland: WTO SUB-COMMITTEE ON LEAST-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES.

27 January, Geneva, Switzerland: WTO DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BODY.

27-29 January, Geneva, Switzerland: WTO TEXTILES MONITORING BODY.

28-30 January, Geneva, Switzerland: WTO SPECIAL SESSION OF THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BODY.

Other 2003 Events

15-16 February 2003, Japan: WTO MINI-MINISTERIAL. Reportedly, Egypt has also offered to host a mini-ministerial sometime between February and the Fifth WTO Ministerial in Cancun in September.

20-21 February: SEMINARIO:¿EL ALCA, NEGOCIO PARA TODOS? Se analizarán las amenazas y consecuencias del ALCA para la soberania, la industria, la agricultura, el mercado interior y exterior, los recursos naturales, los servicios públicos, la educación, la salud y los derechos humanos. For further information contact: Hernan Perez Zapata, email: hernanperezapata@hotmail.com.  

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