17 November 1997

ICTSD ROUNDTABLE. The International Trade System: Issues for Developing Countries. 27-28 November, at Palais des Nations in Geneva, room XXI. Times: 27th: 14:00-18:00; 28th: 09:00-12:30; 14:00-18:00. Participants need register with ICTSD if not in possesion of a UN access pass. For more information, please contact Marta Gonzalez at ICTSD. Tel: 979 94 97; fax: 979 90 93; e-mail:

APEC MEETING. The APEC Economic Leaders Meeting will be held on 21-25 November in Vancouver, British Columbia. For information contact theAPEC Secretariat. tel: 65-276-1880; fax: 65-276-1775; e-mail: Also try

TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE ASIA PACIFIC - SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES FORUM. This one-day forum will be held 20 November 1997 at People's Summit on APEC in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Forum is sponsored by the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC), Canadian Council For International Cooperation (CCIC) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). For information, contact BCCIC. tel: 1- (250) 360-1405; fax: 1- (250) 360-2295; e-mail:

WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION. The next meeting of the Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE) will be held from 24-26 November 1997. For more information, contact the WTO Secretariat; tel: (41-22) 739 51 11

OECD ONLINE PUBLICATIONS. "Processes and Production Methods (PPMs): Conceptual Framework and Considerations on Use of PPM-Based Trade Measures, 1997" (in English and French). Document number OCDE/GD(97)137. Available at "Market Access for the Least Developed Countries: Where Are the Obstacles?" Document number OCDE/GD(97)17. Available at tradedoc.htm#transition.

UNCTAD PAPERS. "Production, utilization and trade of environmentally preferable products in the Philippines, 1997" Document number UNCTAD/ITCD/TAB/MISC. Available from United Nations Publications, Sales and Marketing Section, Room C 115 Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland. Tel: (41-22) 917 26 13 or 917 26 14; fax: (41-22) 917 00 27; e-mail

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