Coming Up: 15 September - 21 September
15-16 September 2005, Vienna, Austria: SEMINAR ON LINKING THE KYOTO PROTOCOL PROJECT-BASED MECHANISMS WITH THE EU EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME (ETS). This seminar will focus on linkages between the flexible mechanisms outlined under the Kyoto Protocol and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. The meeting is being organised by the UN Industrial Development Organization, in co-operation with various government agencies and the European Commission. For further information contact Zalfa Sheety, tel: +43-1-26026-3511; fax: +43 1 26026 6804; e-mail: [email protected]; or see https://www.unido.org/doc/38110.
20-21 September 2005, Geneva, Switzerland: CONSUMERS INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS LAUNCH. Consumers International (CI) will be holding an event to launch several new publications. Publications include CI’s advocacy pack for the WTO Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong and "Bridging the gaps - the case for a General Agreement on Public Services." There will also be open discussions on intellectual property rights and the WTO, and the conclusion of the CI Global Governance programme. For further information contact Boris Wolf, tel: + 44 (0)207 226 6663; email: [email protected] or see http://www.consumersinternational.org/.
21-22 September, Geneva, Switzerland: UN ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (UNEP) INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING PROJECT REVIEW. This event is organised by the Economics and Trade Branch of UNEP. At this review meeting, participating countries will share the preliminary results of their work as well as their experiences from project implementation. For further information contact Cecilia Pineda, tel: +41-22-917-8103; fax: +41-22-917-8076; email: [email protected].
21-23 September, Geneva, Switzerland: UNCTAD EXPERT MEETING ON TRADE FACILITATION AS AN ENGINE FOR DEVELOPMENT. At this meeting, experts and resource persons will analyse the increased need for trade and transport facilitation and the insertion of facilitation measures into the development process. Other topics to be discussed include establishing national needs and priorities and technical assistance and capacity requirements for effective integration into the global economy. For further information contact Bismark Sitorus, Economic Affairs Officer, tel: +41-22-917-2094; fax: +41-22-917-0050; e-mail: [email protected]; or see http://www.unctad.org/Templates/Meeting.asp?intItemID=3418&lang=1.
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.
15-16 September: COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ENVIRONMENT - SPECIAL SESSION
15 September: WORKING PARTY ON THE ACCESSION OF VIET NAM
16 September: COUNCIL FOR TRADE-RELATED ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - SPECIAL SESSION
16 September: TRADE POLICY REVIEW BODY - TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
19 September: COMMITTEE ON TRADE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES
19-20 September: NEGOTIATING GROUP ON TRADE FACILITATION
20 September: WORKING PARTY ON DOMESTIC REGULATION
21 September: NEGOTIATING GROUP ON MARKET ACCESS
21 September: WORKING PARTY ON GATS RULES
26 - 27 September 2005, Washington, D.C.: ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND AND THE WORLD BANK GROUP. Topics to be discussed at this meeting include the World Economic Outlook (WEO), the 2006 World Development Report (WDR) and new global challenges for International Financial Institutions. This meeting is not open to the public. See http://www.imf.org/external/am/2005/index.htm for more information.
18-19 October, Colombo, Sri Lanka: ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD) GLOBAL FORUM ON TRADE: NEGOTIATING ON TRADE FACILITATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. This conference, organised by the OECD, aims to bring together a wide variety of stakeholders to discuss the implications for developing countries of the ongoing WTO negotiations on trade facilitation, and to explore ways for matching resulting commitments to countries’ capacities. Participation is by invitation only and is welcome from all WTO member economies. Internet: http://www.oecd.org/document/15/0,2340,en_2649_37431_35152335_1_1_1_37431,00.html.