Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC 9)
After convening in Geneva for two consecutive sessions, the WTO’s biennial Ministerial Conference returned to Asia in 2013. Indonesia’s Trade Minister, Gita Irawan Wirjawan, chaired the conference, ultimately delivering the so-called Bali Package. As in all past Ministerial Conferences, Bridges reporters were on-site covering the negotiations as they unfolded. ICTSD also convened a Bali Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium on the sidelines of MC9.