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Coming up: 28 November - 5 December
29 November, Cairo, Egypt. MINISTERIAL MEETING OF THE GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT IN ARAB COUNTRIES INITIATIVE. Organised by the OECD-MENA Governance Programme, the UN Development Programme and the Egyptian Ministry for Administrative Development. Internet: http://www.oecd.org/pages/0,3417,en_34645207_34645555_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
29 November, New Delhi, India. NATIONAL CONSULTATION SERVICES TRADE AND DOMESTIC REGULATION IN INDIA. This consultation, focusing on the evolution of services trade and domestic regulation in India, is organised by the CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics, and Environment (CUTS-CITEE). It aims to engage policy-makers (including regulators), civil society representatives, inter-governmental and multilateral agencies, academics and media. A country background paper and two sectoral case studies will be presented at this meeting. A synthesis paper will be prepared based on stakeholders' input, outlining the policy implications and economic impact of services liberalisation and domestic regulation. Internet: http://www.cuts-citee.org/events-archive-nov07.htm#event01
30 November, Geneva, Switzerland. WORKSHOP ON INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW: DEVELOPING COUNTRY ISSUES AND INTERESTS. Organised by the South Centre, International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Center for International Environmental Law, this workshop will update participants on key issues in the International Investment Law regime today. This includes the extent of ongoing negotiations in this field at the multilateral, regional and bilateral levels, their overlap with WTO issues and negotiations, the growing number of international arbitrations against states and the issues they raise, and some emerging options for developing countries to improve their influence on this critically important legal regime going forward. Internet: http://www.southcentre.org//2007Nov_International_Investment_Law_Workshop.htm
2-4 December, New Dehli, India. INDIA: BUILDING CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE. Organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry and the World Economic Forum, the India Economic Summit 2007 will explore in-depth the many facets of the country's economic, social and political transformation with leaders from all sectors and from around the world. The goal of this summit is to identify the opportunities and challenges that will shape India's future growth environment. Internet: http://www.weforum.org/en/events/IndiaEconomicSummit2007/index.htm
3-14 December, Bali, Indonesia. THIRTEENTH CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE UN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND THIRD MEETING OF THE PARTIES TO THE KYOTO PROTOCOL. UNFCCC COP 13 and Kyoto Protocol COP/MOP 3 will take place from 3-14 December 2007, and will be attended by representatives of over 180 countries together with observers from intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, and the media. Governments will debate the shape of a potential future global climate change deal. Internet: http://www.unfccc.int
An updated list of forthcoming WTO meetings is posted at: http://www.wto.org/meets_public/meets_e.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.
29 November. WORKING PARTY ON GATS RULES.
29-30 November. COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS.
30 November. COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ENVIRONMENT.
3 December. COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT -- DEDICATED SESSION.
4 December. COMMITTEE ON BUDGET, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION.
4-5 December. COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT.
4-5 December. JOINT ADVISORY GROUP.
5 December. COMMITTEE ON SUBSIDIES AND COUNTERVAILING MEASURES -- SPECIAL MEETING.
9-11 December, Berlin, Germany. FROM RED TAPE REDUCTION TO A BETTER REGULATION STRATEGY?. Organised by the International Regulatory Reform Conference (IRRC) and hosted by the Bertelsmann Foundation, this conference is designed to define a common ground that can make regulatory reform work everyone. IRRC hopes this will contribute to mutual policy-learning and the transfer of knowledge that is necessary for finding more effective and less burdensome ways of regulating modern life. Internet: http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/cps/rde/xchg/bst_engl/hs.xsl/prj_53890_53899.htm
11-12 December, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 17TH OECD GLOBAL FORUM ON PUBLIC DEBT MANAGEMENT. Sponsored by the government of Japan, this forum brings together debt managers from all over the world to discuss viewpoints and experiences relating to public debt management. It is a roundtable meeting where public debt managers from the OECD area discuss in an in-depth fashion practices, experiences, and policies in the field of public debt management and the development of government securities markets with their counterparts from non-OECD countries. Forum meetings also serve as opportunities for follow-up discussions of topics that have been discussed by the OECD Working Party on Debt Management by extending and deepening the earlier or initial policy dialogue. Internet: http://www.oecd.org/document/29/0,3343,en_2649_201185_39485405_1_1_1_1,00.html