27 May 2016
WTO ANNUAL REPORT – 27 MAYBrussels Daily
WTO issues 2016 Annual Report
The WTO has published its 2016 Annual Report covering the organization’s activities in 2015 and early 2016. The Report begins with a message from Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, who looks back at a memorable year for the WTO marked by the organization’s 20-year anniversary and the successful conclusion of the WTO’s Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi.
The opening section of the Report provides a brief overview of the past year, focusing on the WTO’s major areas of activity. The second part provides more in-depth accounts of the WTO’s work, covering trade negotiations, implementation of WTO agreements, trade monitoring, dispute settlement, support for developing countries and outreach activity.
The Report includes a special focus on the major events of 2015: the 20th anniversary of the WTO; the Nairobi Ministerial Conference; the Fifth Global Review of Aid for Trade; the 2015 Public Forum; and the WTO’s Open Day.