Public Event on Dec. 15: Key Aspects of the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference and Beyond

Original Publication Date: 
14 December, 2011
  • What are the key issues that will be determined at the 8th Ministerial Conference (MC8) of the WTO?
  • How do these decisions relate to the development mandate of the Doha Round, and the global crisis of unemployment?
  • How is the WTO responding to international demands for increased international and national oversight over financial services?
  • What impact are WTO accessions having on the populations of the acceding countries?
These and other questions will be addressed by civil society experts from a diversity of WTO member states at this panel, which will be held just prior to the opening plenary of the MC8.

Thursday, December 15, 2011
13:00-15:00
Room A, WTO Centre William Rappard
Rue de Lausanne 154, Geneva

Speakers:
  • Ambassador Nathan Irumba, Executive Director, SEATINI, Uganda
  • Martin Khor, Executive Director, South Centre, Geneva
  • Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, USA
  • Sanya Reid Smith, Third World Network, Geneva
  • Trade union representative to be confirmed
Sponsored by: The South Centre; Our World Is Not For Sale Network (OWINFS); Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch; International Trade Union Confederation.