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

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
Room A, WTO Centre William Rappard
Rue de Lausanne 154, Geneva

  • 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.