10-13 December, Buenos Aires, Argentina. WTO MC11 (BUENOS AIRES 2017). This event is the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Eleventh biennial ministerial conference, marking the global trade body’s highest level of meetings. The event is slated to see negotiations on a series of areas, including fisheries subsidies and agriculture, among various others. For more information on the event, please visit Argentina’s MC11 website.
10 -13 December, Buenos Aires, Argentina. ICTSD AT THE WTO’S ELEVENTH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE. The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) will be organising a series of activities during the WTO’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11), including daily reporting from the event, along with the publication of related research and blog posts. To learn more, visit the ICTSD website.
11-13 December, Buenos Aires, Argentina. TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM (TSDS). This biennial event is being organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in collaboration with select strategic and knowledge partners, in parallel with the WTO’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference. Details on the event’s format, speakers, and other relevant information is available on the dedicated TSDS site. The sessions will be webcast, and more information is available at the TSDS website.
12 December, Paris, France. ONE PLANET SUMMIT. This event, convened by the French government, the United Nations, and the World Bank Group, with the support of various partners, will make the two-year anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change. It will aim to build even greater momentum for climate action on multiple levels, and comes immediately after a dedicated annual meeting on climate finance. To learn more, visit the event website.
13 December, Buenos Aires, Argentina. THINK CONFERENCE MC11 ACADEMIC FORUM. The Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean of the Inter-American Development Bank (INTAL) together with the Argentine Ministry of Production will be hosting this event in parallel to the WTO’s ministerial conference and with the support of various partners. The event is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas, along with fostering debate on different aspects of trade policy. An agenda, speakers’ list, and registration details are available online. For more information, visit the Forum website.
14 December, Buenos Aires, Argentina. FORUM ON MIGRATION, TRADE, AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), the Fundación Foro del Sur, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will be holding the Forum on Migration, Trade, and the Global Economy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Themes that have been identified as key areas of interest include the relationship between migration and labour policy, good governance, the innovation economy, regional integration, the contribution of diaspora communities, and a new vision for development. To learn more about the forum, please visit the ICTSD website.
An updated list of forthcoming WTO meetings is posted here. 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 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.
9 December: Informal Group of Developing Countries
10 – 13 December: Eleventh Session of the Ministerial Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Other Upcoming Events
15-18 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. WORLD FUTURE ENERGY SUMMIT 2018. The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is an annual event focusing on a series of issues relating to energy, including on renewables. Expected participants include government leaders, policymakers, private sector representatives, and think tank officials. For more information and to register, visit the WFES website.
17 January 2018, London, UK. THE FUTURE OF THE LIBERAL WORLD ORDER. This Chatham House event will feature a series of speakers, who will address the future of the international liberal world order in light of the geopolitical developments of the past year. The speakers will be the authors of a special issue of “International Affairs.” To learn more, visit the Chatham House website.
23-28 January 2018, Davos, Switzerland. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING 2018. This annual high-level event, held by the World Economic Forum (WEF), will revolve around the theme “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” The event draws officials from international agencies, governments, private sector, think tanks, media, and more for discussions on various facets of the global policy landscape. More information is available on the WEF website.
22-25 October 2018, Geneva, Switzerland. WORLD INVESTMENT FORUM 2018. This biennial event, organised by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), features discussions on a range of issues relating to the international investment landscape, with the upcoming edition focusing on its relationship to sustainable development. Additional information and pre-registration is available here.