11 Dec 2015
WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE 15-18 DECEMBERBrussels Daily
The WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 15 to 18 December 2015. It will be chaired by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Amina Mohamed.
How the Conference is organized
The Conference will be opened on 15 December by Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta. During the opening session, the Conference will also be addressed by the Chair of the Conference Amina Mohamed, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and the Chair of the General Council, Fernando de Mateo.
The Vice-Chairs of the Conference are Mr Alexander Mora (Costa Rica), Mr Carlo Calenda (Italy) and Mr Gregory L. Domingo (Philippines). At the end of the opening session, the Conference Chair will propose the adoption of the agenda.
The plenary sessions begin on 16 December. These provide an opportunity for ministers to make prepared statements. A special ceremony will be held on 16 December for the WTO accession of Liberia and on 17 December for the accession of Afghanistan.
The closing session will be held on 18 December.
- Letter from the President of the Republic of Kenya
- Discussion draft decision for MC10 – Services transparency in domestic regulation – Proposal by Australia and Canada
Background Briefing Notes
- Briefing notes
These briefing notes are designed to provide background information on issues relevant to the Ministerial Conference.
- What is a Ministerial Conference